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These Draft Guidelines and accompanying draft guidance for Suitable Plants were endorsed by Council at its meeting on 25 July 2023 for community engagement. We now want to hear from you.

We're keen to hear your thoughts about the Draft Guidelines. Your feedback will help finalise the Guidelines and inform Council's decision to formally adopt them later this year.

Have your say!

Complete the online feedback form by 28 August 2023 - Survey now closed

Prefer to speak with someone Phone us on 03 9243 8888.
Write to us: Nature Strip Landscaping Guidelines, Advocacy Grants and Engagement Team, Moonee Valley City Council, PO Box 126, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039.