Verges and naturestrips

1. Overview

Council cuts residential verges from late winter to early summer and depending on seasonal factors.

As a result of a service review during 2023, Council supported extra budget allocations for verge mowing. Urban residential verges are to be mown up to six times a year, up from an average of three. This will keep our streets looking neater and tidier. In early January 2024 Council also changed its contractor to deliver this service.  

Council also cuts roadside verges to reduce fire risks and line of site obstructions for motorists. This is done at the end of spring. Cutting outside of this program is only undertaken if high growth creates risks for traffic or pedestrians. Cut grass is not collected but left on the verge.

Main roads

The Department for Infrastructure and Transport are responsible for cutting grass on median strips along main roads including:

  • Golden Grove Road
  • Grand Junction Road
  • Hancock Road
  • Lower North East Road
  • McIntyre Road
  • Montague Road
  • North East Road


2. Check the verge mowing schedule

Use the map below to find verge mowing scheduled for your area.

  • Type an address in the search field to navigate to your address. Click on the overlay-colour to see scheduled monthly verge mowing in your area.
  • The dates below may vary subject to weather conditions.

3. Landscape a verge

Apply to landscape your verge