2024 Waterwise Verge Rebate

Wednesday 17th April 2024 to Sunday 1st September 2024

The Town of Bassendean is offering a limited number of rebates for residents who transform their verge from grass or hardstand to waterwise verges. Applications for the rebate open on 17 April 2024.

Rebates of up to $500 will be available to eligible residents.

Program Requirements and Eligibility Criteria

  • The verge makeover must comply with the Town’s Verge Treatment Policy and Verge Treatment Guidelines.
  • The applicant must be a Town of Bassendean property owner or strata company. Currently no applications will be accepted from tenants.
  • If your verge area is greater than 20 m2, the minimum verge area to be transformed is 20 m2. If your verge area is less than 20 m2, your transformation must cover the entire verge, excluding a place for bins. Residents can use the Town’s online mapping tool to measure their verge area.
  • Corner blocks may apply, the area to be transformed on at least one of the verges must be over 20m
  • Battle-axe developments and strata complex or grouped dwellings where the verge is shared can apply for the rebate, but the applicant must have written support from the property owners sharing the verge, stating that they support the transformation. This letter of support must be submitted to the Town by the property owners who share the verge or the strata company, not the applicant.
  • The current verge must not be an existing native/waterwise garden.
  • The verge either needs to have a street tree(s) or leave space(s) for a street tree(s) to be installed. The requirement for a street tree(s) will be discussed with the resident upon acceptance of their application.
  • Successful applicants must remove grass or hard surfaces prior to planting, complete all works and submitted the rebate information before 1 September 2024. NOTE: Any applicants accepted into the program who do not complete the transformation by 1 September 2024 will not be able to participate in the program again for the following two years.
  • Successful applicants must include 5 to 10 cm of coarse mulch (woodchip or tree prunings) and waterwise plants (local native plants preferred). The Water Corporation's Waterwise Plant Directory and the Town’s Verge Treatments Guidelines provide information on some suitable plants.
  • The rebate can be applied to the hire of contract services and purchase of materials for the verge transformation (e.g. plants, mulch, fertiliser). The rebate cannot be applied to the purchase of equipment (e.g. shovels) used to undertake the transformation.
  • The number of rebates is limited, residents will be notified via email if their application is successful, and the steps required to complete the rebate process.

To apply for the 2024 Waterwise Verge Rebate, visit the Sustainability Programs webpage. Applications open on 17 April 2024.

We encourage you to get together with your neighbours to transform verge areas in your street into beautiful waterwise gardens. If a group of neighbours wishes to undertake their verge transformations together, they can apply for a Community Grant of up to $2,000 dollars, please complete a Community Grant Application and contact [email protected] to discuss your group transformation project.

If you are looking for inspiration, consider joining the Waterwise Verge and Micro Wetland tour of Eden Hill tour.

Event Details

Category: General / Other, WA Tree Festival 2024

Type: General / Other

Audience: All Ages

Event Date(s)

  • Wednesday 17th April 2024

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