Nature Strips & Trees

Street trees, garden beds and landscaping are important components of our public spaces, bringing aesthetic, environmental and practical benefits. Council’s parks and gardens staff maintain plantings in median strips, roundabouts and tree bays as well as those in public parks, reserves and playgrounds.

Nature strips

Nature strips are sometimes referred to as road reserves and are generally considered to be the piece of land between a property and the road. While nature strips are owned by Council, residents are required to maintain their nature strips at all times. 

This includes:

  • Keeping the area free of weeds
  • Mowing lawns regularly
  • Keeping the area free of rubbish and waste

Permission is required to add or remove any plants from your nature strip.

For more information about nature strips contact Council on (03) 5018 8100 or submit an Online Request Form.

Trees

Council undertakes a wide range of tree maintenance activities across the municipality and responds to more than 1500 tree-related enquiries every year. 

Works carried out by Council include:

  • Tree pruning
  • Tree removal
  • Root control
  • Pest and disease management
  • Stump removal
  • Watering
  • Power line clearance
  • Staking
  • Removal of fallen limbs/branches
To report tree issues or request maintenance of trees in parks, playgrounds or on nature strips contact Council on (03) 5018 8100 or submit an Online Request Form.