Existing street trees must be shown on the feature survey plan submitted with the Planning Applications for proposed developments.
Council’s Policy W5 sets out that the standard street tree is to be the Peppermint Tree (Agonis Flexuosa) and the Shire is responsible for the entire stock of street trees.
Application must be made to the Shire for trimming, removal or replacement of any trees. Residential and Commercial Development Applications must show the existing position of street trees and provide reasoning to support a request for pruning, removal or replacement of any trees.
The Shire encourages residents to establish and maintain lawns on street verges.
Couch, Buffalo, Dichondra or Lippia are the approved grasses. Tree pruning undertaken by the Shire staff at the discretion of the Chief Executive Officer will allow sufficient sunlight to support the growth of these grasses.
Vegetation other than Peppermint Trees and approved grasses, are not permitted. Verges are already developed with other plants and grasses, shall be allowed to remain, but their continuance may be terminated by Council.