It is the responsibility of the ratepayer to maintain the property’s nature strip in a clean and tidy state, which compliments the existing streetscape and:
- minimises any risk to the community;
- provides for the unobstructed and safe flow of pedestrian traffic;
- provides access for postal deliveries and utility service providers;
- does not impede access to fire hydrants;
- does not impact the safety of vehicles using the road;
- allows kerbside parking of vehicles (including door opening space) and safe and practical conditions for emptying rubbish and recycling bins;
- are in keeping with heritage areas;
- can act as additional footpath space when two or more people walk together or pass by.
For more information please see our Nature strip Policy:
Nature strip Policy (PDF, 146KB)
PARKING ON NATURESTRIPS:
Section 197 (1) of the Road Safety Road Rules 2017 (Vic) states;
A driver must not stop on a bicycle path, footpath, shared path or dividing strip or a nature strip adjacent to a length of road in a built up area.
There are exceptions to this rule, as follows:
- Where signage is provided to explicitly allow parking on nature strip;
- To allow motorcycles to park on these areas where it does not inconvenience or obstruct any pedestrian or vehicle.
The Local Laws Officers are authorised to enforce parking related offences listed in the Victorian Road Safety Road Rules.
If you are impacted by, or see a vehicle that is blocking pedestrian access, causing a site obstruction or is a general safety concern, please contact our Local Laws team on (03) 5391 4444.