Verges

Overview

A verge is the area of land that lies between the road and your property’s boundary. Verges are part of the road reserve and are set aside for public utilities, including gas and water, paths and street trees.

Ensure your verge not only looks great, but is safe and compliant by familiarising yourself with the following: 

Who should maintain a verge?

You are responsible for maintaining the verge at the front or side of your property, including any improvement works to enhance your property’s aesthetics.

We are responsible for controlling the development of street verges and the provision and maintenance of street trees. We are also responsible for verge maintenance adjacent to our buildings, parks and reserves.

Do I need approval to landscape my verge?

Consult our Verge Guidelines(PDF, 140KB) for information.

Generally, approval is not required when laying lawn, installing retic or for landscaping that incorporates low shrubs and groundcovers, mulch, organic and other surface treatments such as gravel aggregates, kerbs and rocks, but the installation must meet the Guidelines (see page two of the download).

If you are intending to apply for the waterwise verge rebate, we recommend that you contact our Environmental Services team prior to undertaking any work to ensure eligibility:

  • 9531 7777

Approval is generally required prior to the installation of hardscape treatments including concrete, asphalt/bitumen and paving.

Hardscape Verge Treatment 

Approval is required prior to installing any of the following materials within your landscaped verge: 

  • Paving bricks, concrete pavers or similar
  • Bitumen/asphalt
  • Concrete

Online

Prepare Supporting Documentation/Information 

To enable prompt approval of your application, please ensure you have details of the proposed works and a scaled plan or sketch ready for uploading, detailing:

  • Measurements of the verge and existing features
  • Sizes in metres of the proposed hard surface treatment/s, all clearly labelled
  • Information of the sub base, (e.g. sand bedding, compacted), edge restraint and material/s
  • The existing features such as driveway/crossover and street tree/s or other existing vegetation
  • Any additional planting proposed including new street trees

Apply 

Click here to view form.

In Person

Prepare Supporting Documentation/Information 

To enable prompt approval of your application, please ensure you have a scaled plan or sketch to accompany your application, detailing:

  • Measurements of the verge and existing features
  • Sizes in metres of the proposed hard surface treatment/s, all clearly labelled
  • Information of the sub base, (e.g. sand bedding, compacted), edge restraint and material/s
  • The existing features such as driveway/crossover and street tree/s or other existing vegetation
  • Any additional planting proposed including new street trees

Apply

Download, print and complete the Hardscape Verge Treatment Application form.


Visit our office, with your completed form including a scaled plan or sketch of the proposed works:

Shire of Murray Administration Office, 1915 Pinjarra Road, Pinjarra 6208  View Map

  • Sunday Closed
  • Monday
    • 08:30 AM–04:30 PM
  • Tuesday
    • 08:30 AM–04:30 PM
  • Wednesday
    • 08:30 AM–04:30 PM
  • Thursday
    • 08:30 AM–04:30 PM
  • Friday
    • 08:30 AM–04:30 PM
  • Saturday Closed

By Post

Prepare Supporting Documentation/Information 

To enable prompt approval of your application, please ensure you have a scaled plan or sketch to accompany your application, detailing:

  • Measurements of the verge and existing features
  • Sizes in metres of the proposed hard surface treatment/s, all clearly labelled
  • Information of the sub base, (e.g. sand bedding, compacted), edge restraint and material/s
  • The existing features such as driveway/crossover and street tree/s or other existing vegetation
  • Any additional planting proposed including new street trees

Apply

Download, print and complete the Hardscape Verge Treatment Application form.


Post your completed form and scaled plan or sketch to PO Box 21, Pinjarra WA 6208.

Waterwise Verge Treatment

Through the Waterwise Verge Rebate, you can apply to receive 50% of the cost of your soft landscaping (plants and mulch) back.

Waterwise verges must comply with the specifications set out in our Verge Guidelines(PDF, 140KB) document.

We recommend touching base with our Environmental Services team prior to undertaking any work to ensure eligibility:

  • 9531 7777

Works complete? Great!

Apply for your rebate:

Online

Prepare Supporting Documentation/Information

To support your application, please have the following ready for uploading:

  • Proof of purchase of soft landscaping (plants and mulch)
  • Before and after photos of your verge

Apply

Click here to view form.

In Person

Prepare Supporting Documentation/Information

  • Proof of purchase of soft landscaping (plants and mulch)
  • Before and after photos of your verge

Apply

Download, print and complete the Waterwise Verge Rebate Application form.


Visit our office, with your completed form and supporting information:

Shire of Murray Administration Office, 1915 Pinjarra Road, Pinjarra 6208  View Map

  • Sunday Closed
  • Monday
    • 08:30 AM–04:30 PM
  • Tuesday
    • 08:30 AM–04:30 PM
  • Wednesday
    • 08:30 AM–04:30 PM
  • Thursday
    • 08:30 AM–04:30 PM
  • Friday
    • 08:30 AM–04:30 PM
  • Saturday Closed


By Post

Prepare Supporting Documentation/Information

  • Proof of purchase of soft landscaping (plants and mulch)
  • Before and after photos of your verge

Apply

Download, print and complete the Waterwise Verge Rebate Application form.


Post your completed form and supporting information to PO Box 21, Pinjarra WA 6208.