Verge garden pilot program
Our verge garden program provides help to local residents to develop garden designs, provide plants and assist with planting gardens on verges.
Suitable verge gardens could include vegetables or fruit, shady trees, flowers, grasses and shrubs, and more. There is no cost for residents to get involved thanks to grant funding from the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities program.
Verge gardens create greener spaces which improve our streets’ amenity and access to outdoor recreation.
Verge gardens have the potential to improve quality of life for people in the Eurobodalla. They provide social and health benefits through improved mental wellbeing, natural cooling through shading and sun protection, habitat for local wildlife and they remove carbon from the atmosphere, helping to reduce emissions.
The EOI period has now closed. The community interest in this program has been very positive with a large number of EOIs submitted. Council is in the process of determining the selected streets to participate in this pilot program. The representative for these streets will be contacted by the end of August 2021.
Due to a large volume of EOIs there will be people who are not able to participate in this pilot program. We thank these enthusiastic people for completing their EOI.
Council is anticipating that this pilot program will provide important information to finalise the verge garden guidelines. These guidelines will provide clear advice for people wanting to install verge gardens on their nature strip in the future.
If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Fink-Downes on:
- T: 02 4474 7493.
Make sure you check out these photos for inspiration for what your street could look like:
For more information contact Council’s Natural Resource Officer Courtney Fink-Downes:
- T: 4474 7493
- E: Courtney Fink