What are your thoughts on what should be permitted on nature strips within Moorabool Shire? We are seeking your input into the development of our Nature Strip Policy and Guidelines.
A nature strip is the strip of land located within a road reserve, between a property boundary and the adjacent roadway. Nature strips add to the amenity of the local area, facilitate pedestrian movement, and also provide a space for assets such as footpaths, trees, street furniture or utilities (gas, water, telecommunications, power etc).
Whilst Council is the authority that manages the road reserve, it is the expectation that the adjacent owner or occupier will undertake maintenance of the nature strip area to ensure it is maintained in a neat and tidy condition. Council undertakes maintenance of nature strips only at town entrances and in high-profile areas such as the CBD and is also responsible for the street trees planted within the nature strip.
Council receives many requests from residents wishing to beautify their nature strip by installing a range of landscaping items such as crushed rock, edging and plantings. To provide clear guidance to our residents, Council is in the process of developing a Naturestrip Policy & Guideline and we would like to hear your views on what should be permitted within residential areas.
We invite you to provide your input by completing the below survey before the closing date Sunday 3 January 2020.