Please note, the ongoing maintenance of a crossover is the responsibility of the adjacent landowner.Verges
The verge is the area of land within the road reserve and is located between the constructed road and the property boundary.
The verge area is created for a range of uses.
- To provide a safe pedestrian space and paths
- To allow vehicle access to properties (crossovers)
- To accommodates public service utilities eg. street lighting, water, gas and telecommunications.
It is normally not intended for regular parking.
Verge maintenance responsibilities
Maintenance of the verge is the responsibility of the adjoining property owner. This includes tasks such as mowing, weeding, pruning and mulching.
Owners are permitted to develop the verge in compliance the Shire’s Verge Development Guidelines (see below).
Any gardens installed must not impede visibility for pedestrians or motorists. They also must allow access to all service utilities.
Any surfaces or structures installed must not be a hazard for pedestrians or postal service motorcycles and other road users. For example, hazards may include slipping on loose gravel, tripping over raised objects or detouring onto the road to avoid obstructions.