Reporting issues with untidy and unkempt verges and request to go on verge mowing program.

Urgent requests

  • If the unkempt verge is on a corner and presenting a sightline hazard for motorists, please contact the City on 1300 4 CANNING (1300 422 664) to report your request.  

Untidy or unkempt verge

You can report untidy or unkempt verges that have NO reticulation and are:

  • posing a sightline hazard for motorists and pedestrians.
  • adjacent to undeveloped lots
  • not maintained at the side boundary of a street corner
  • not maintained by the adjacent property owner
  • a fire hazard

Unkempt verge program

  • Those on the unkempt verge maintenance program have their verge area mowed from time to time.
  • An unkempt verge is a verge that the adjoining resident or owner is unable to maintain, therefore grass and weeds grow.
Please note, this is not a lawn maintenance service, but is undertaken to provide clear sightlines for traffic and pedestrians and fire hazard reduction.

Requests to be added to the program

  • You are encouraged to maintain your own verge, however if you can demonstrate you are not able and qualify for unkempt mowing then please note that verges will NOT be mowed if there is an existing reticulation system or any sprinklers present, even if the reticulation is not working.
  • You are required to remove the sprinkler heads, cap the reticulation pipes and fill in the holes in the verge prior to making the request.

Unkempt verge request

  • To report an unkempt verge or request to be added to the program, click the appropriate type below. 
  • An officer will contact you within three (3) working days.
  • Please note, your request may take up to three months to be completed dependent on the City's programmed works schedule. 
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