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Roadsides & Nature Strips

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Maintaining Roadsides and Nature Strips

Roadsides & Nature strips provide a great buffer from our roadways to residential dwellings and also play a functional role in essential services such as water electricity, gas and phone/internet infrastructure.

To Improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, Council mow roadsides at intersections and high traffic areas.


Planting guidelines for Roadsides & Nature Strips.

What can you do on your nature strip?

Read the Nature strip and Roadside Guidelines (DOCX, 6MB) 

Indigenous plants are preferred for nature strips and roadside reserves.

Non invasive native plants are also better than exotic species.

Read this information to understand what plants to avoid:  Environmental weeds(PDF, 10MB) 

Check out the plant directory for a list of vegetation indigenous to your area.


How are weeds kept under control?

Please see the attached, 'Roads, Weeds & Pests Program Control Plan' 


Roadside slashing program


We have an annual roadside slashing program to reduce fire fuel and hazards.

Councils Roadside Slashing Program (XLSX, 77KB)


Vic Roads

Please contact Vic Roads  if you have a roadside query with any of the following roads:

  • Melba Highway
  • Maroondah Highway
  • Warburton Highway including Warburton-Woods Point Road
  • Lilydale Monbulk Road
  • Wellington Road
  • Mt Dandenong Tourist Road (part)
  • Healesville Yarra Glen Road
  • Healesville Koo Wee Rup Road
  • Healesville Kinglake Road (most)
  • Seville Monbulk Road
  • Belgrave Gembrook Road
  • Emerald Monbulk Road
  • Belgrave Hallam Road (part)
  • Don Road, Healesville to Don Valley (most)
  • Yarra Junction – Noojee Road
  • Gembrook Launching Place Road 

Fire Preparation

Tips to prepare your property:  Fire Preparation.


Frequently asked Questions

Who looks after Nature Strips?

The responsibility for mowing, weeding, & rubbish removal on nature strips in front of private, commercial or industrial property,is that of the landowner or resident. On this basis owners and residents with civic pride undertake this activity as a contribution to the environment we cherish. This allows Council resources to be directed to other services.


Why has there been a small garden bed planted on the Nature Strip ?

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Learn More about Water Sensitive Urban Designs. page 13

Intregrated-Water-Management-Plan-2017.pdf (PDF, 976KB)



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