Nature strips have a range of important functions, such as:
- supporting local biodiversity
- creating beautiful streets
- providing space for footpaths and bin collections.
We are responsible for keeping nature strips safe and accessible, including maintaining trees on your nature strip.
Request a tree on your nature strip
If you'd like a tree planted on your nature strip, use our report an issue form to request one.
We'll visit the nature strip to assess:
- whether there's enough space for a tree
- what type of tree would be best for your street.
After we've assessed the nature strip, we'll leave a card in your letterbox to let you know if your request was approved.
If we approve your request, we'll leave a card in your letterbox to let you know when the new tree is planted.
We plant trees between May and September each year.
Landscape or plant on your nature strip
You don't need a permit to mow the grass or plant new grass on your nature strip.
You do need a Nature Strip Renovation Permit to do works on your nature strip such as:
Apply for a Nature Strip Renovation Permit
Before you apply for a permit, read our Nature Strip Guidelines below to learn what you can and can't do on your nature strip.
Then complete the application form for a Nature Strip Renovation Permit.
Submit your application by email to [email protected] or in person to council offices at 8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell Victoria 3124.
We'll assess your application and get back to you within 21 days.
Once you've received your permit, you can start your works. Your permit does not expire.