Verges and landscaping

Verge Maintenance Policy

Due to the extensive quantity of verges within the Shire, it is impractical for the Shire to assign the level of resources that would be required to maintain all of the verges – without it impacting on rates. This situation is similar to almost all local governments in Western Australia, except that with our larger properties, the cost per ratepayer would be even larger if the Shire were to maintain verges.

To ensure the responsibilities of each party are understood, at the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 20 July 2022, Council resolved to adopt a verge maintenance policy.
The intended purpose of the newly endorsed policy is to outline Councils expectation, responsibilities, and the extent to which verge maintenance services will be provided by the Shire in the overall management of the road reserve and verges, within the Shire of Chittering.
A copy of the policy can be found here