Guidelines about enhancing Your Verge

At the Town of Bassendean, we encourage the development and maintenance of environmentally sustainable verge treatments that provide a range of social, environmental, economic and health benefits to the community.

The street verge is a valued public space and to achieve the maximum potential of this space for the community, your valued contribution in landscaping and maintaining the verge is encouraged.

These guidelines encourage you to install verge treatments within our community which:

  • reduce water use within the verge
  • decrease the urban heat island effect
  • provides a habitat for fauna and improves biodiversity
  • creates a sense of community and place
  • adds to the amenity of the local area
  • increases water infiltration and reduces stormwater runoff
  • improves soil quality and the health of street trees.

We're updating our guidelines and these should be available here shortly.