Trees and verges
Annual laneway pruning and weed control
The city underakes annual laneway pruning and weed control during July and August each year. Download the information sheet (PDF, 93KB) for more information about the program and exemptions.
Street Tree Policy
The City of Subiaco recognises the amenity, ecological and environmental value that trees contribute to the urban environment.
Street trees upon the verge are managed by the city. It is an offence to prune, damage or remove trees located on council property without written approval from the city.
The city takes a systematic approach to the selection, planting and maintenance of street trees. The process was developed with a consideration to the city’s aesthetic and environmental goals, and taking into account site limitations, climate factors and physical characteristics of various species, both native and exotic.
As part of its Street Tree Policy, the city:
- selects, plants and maintains street trees, which enhance both existing and future streetscapes
- creates a leafy and shady environment for the community to enjoy, while considering safety, adjacent land uses and catering for vehicle traffic.
For more information on street trees please refer to the city's Street Tree Policy management guidelines (PDF, 167KB).
Street tree pruning is necessary to maintain and improve the condition of street trees and to prolong their healthy life span through professional maintenance.
The City of Subiaco encourages residents to establish and maintain the verge adjacent to their property. The city encourages landscaping that uses low water use plants.
For landscaping development works to the verge that do not involve paving or any constructed elements please ensure the works comply with the conditions stated within the city's verge policy and management guidelines permission is not required.
Infrastructure and Verge Protection
The City of Subiaco applies Infrastructure and Verge Protection Bonds to all development sites ensuring the city’s assets are not damaged as a result of private development and construction, as authorised in the city’s published schedule of Fees and Charges. For more information please refer to the city's Development Sites - Infrastructure and Verge Protection
Waterwise Verge Restoration Program
***The city has received an overwhelming response to its 2019 Waterwise Verge Restoration Program. Due to the unprecedented number of applications, we are unable to accept any more requests. We are encouraged by the enthusiasm shown for the program and the city will look into opportunities to expand the program into the future.
In the meantime, if you would like to be added to the waiting list, please send us an email containing your name, verge address and phone number. If a place becomes available, we will contact you to discuss your application.
Thank you for your contribution towards making Subiaco a Waterwise, sustainable city.***
The Waterwise Verge Restoration Program aims at helping residents to establish a waterwise verge adjacent to their property and achieve sustainability outcomes, such as water conservation and contributing to local biodiversity. The program includes weed treatment, soil removal (under certain conditions), application of soil conditioner and high-quality mulch, as well as planting of waterwise native plants.
For more information on verge compliance criteria, the verge development assistance scheme and tips on how you can green your verge, please refer to the city's documentation below:
If you have any queries regarding street trees or verges, please contact the city on (08) 9387 0942.