Thank you to everyone who took part in this consultation. The revised Nature Strip Landscaping Guidelines were considered and endorsed at Council's meeting on 28 November 2023. You can view the Guidelines here.

Further information about trees and nature strips in Moonee Valley can be viewed here.

Nature strip gardening is a positive activity to encourage in the municipality. It allows residents to:

  • improve biodiversity opportunities
  • increase the aesthetics of the neighbourhood
  • reduce urban heat, and
  • participate in a healthy activity that can increase neighbour connections.

Council wants to make it easier for community members to plant in nature strips.

Council's Nature Strip Landscaping Policy (2018) has been reviewed to provide improvements from both a customer and operational perspective to see how the benefits of nature strip landscaping can be maximised. The Draft Nature strip Landscaping Guidelines are a result of this review. Council is looking to transition from a policy to guidelines, to simplify the process, remove the requirement for a permit, and make it easier for community members to plant in nature strips.

These Draft Guidelines and accompanying draft guidance for Suitable Plants were endorsed by Council at its meeting on 25 July 2023 for community engagement. A period of consyltation was undertaken from 31 July - 28 August 2023.