Verges , Crossovers & Street Trees

STREET TREES

Rolling rural green hills, stunning bushland, beautifully landscaped parks, walkways and leafy streets means residents in the Shire of Dardanup connect with greenery as part of their local identity.

The value placed on connection to nature by the community was expressed and demonstrated during extensive consultation undertaken prior to development of the Strategic Community Plan 2018-2020 and more recently Vision 2050.

As a result, Objective 2 in the SCP is defined as:

“Maintaining a balanced respect for our natural assets and built environment while retaining our lifestyle values, community spirit and identity.”

> READ MORE about STREET TREE MANAGEMENT and FAQs here.


URBAN VERGES & LANDSCAPING

The maintenance and upkeep of verges immediately adjacent to properties in urban areas is the responsibility of property owners.

To protect the safety of motorists and pedestrians it is essential that all verge treatments and landscaping are approved by the Shire of Dardanup.

The Shire’s residential verge policy provides instructions and all the necessary information regarding verge treatments.

> Maintenance of Verges – CP117


RURAL LANDSCAPING

Due to the higher speed of vehicles on rural roads and the risks associated with pedestrians and equipment being located in rural road verges, property owners and residents are strongly encouraged not to undertake landscaping along rural road verges without the appropriate clearances and safety precautions.

It is essential that the Shire of Dardanup is contacted to discuss the requirements and seek approval for any landscaping that is considered for a rural road verge.


CROSSOVERS

Crossovers provide access from a constructed road across the road verge to private land.

Nearly all properties require a crossover for access from the road via a driveway to the house and/or building.

The Local Government Act and Regulations stipulates the requirements associated with crossovers and the Shire has a policy outlining the specification and inspection requirements for the construction of crossovers.

Shire approval must be obtained before a crossover is constructed.  An application package, which includes an application form is available and provides instructions and all the necessary information regarding crossovers.

Apply for a Crossover