Nature strips and verges

Verges, also known as nature strips, are important areas of public land that have the potential to provide ecosystem services and help create more liveable spaces.

Streetscape maintenance cycles

Council maintains our streets on a full time basis, with a combination of staff and contractors. At the Council meeting on 25 June 2019, new harmonised service standards for the Inner West were adopted. The new standards are as follows:

  • Street sweeping of main streets is undertaken seven days per week
  • Street sweeping of residential streets is undertaken on a 40 working day cycle
  • Verge maintenance (mowing) is undertaken on a 20 working day cycle from November to March and 40 working day cycle from April to October.

If the verge has not been maintained according to the verge maintenance cycle, please contact Council using the online request management system:

Roadside mowing enquiry

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Page last updated: 22 Jan 2020