Nature Strips

Nature strips are the piece of public land between the footpath, or the property boundary, and the kerb or back of an open drain.

They allow for the location of the following services:

  • Water
  • Sewerage
  • Drainage
  • Gas
  • Electrical
  • Telecommunication

Residents must ensure their nature strip is safe and maintained. Normally this is by regular mowing, weeding, and picking up litter.

Council carries out maintenance of nature strips at town entrances and high-profile areas. We are also responsible for the street trees planted on the nature strip.

If the nature strip becomes damaged following service authority works or building works, the service authority or builder is responsible for repairs and reinstatement.