Verge gardening is one of many urban greening and gardening programs that Inner West residents can get involved in. Verge gardens help to:

  • improve biodiversity corridors
  • address climate change impacts such as urban heat
  • make the Inner West a better place to live

Council encourages the appropriate planting and maintenance of verge gardens by residents as it helps contribute to the safety, accessibility and ecological health of the Inner West.

  • Not all verges are suitable for verge gardens. There are many issues to consider when establishing a verge garden.

  • Verge gardens can be a source of conflict between gardeners, neighbours, pedestrians, cyclists and other users.

  • The Policy will ensure residents can maximise benefits of gardening on the verge, whilst maintaining safety and access for the community.

Review the draft Policy and Guidelines

Have your say now

We want to make sure the policy is thorough and equitable and that the guidelines are accessible and easy to understand.

Please complete this short survey to let us know if any parts of the policy or guidelines are not clear and if there are any issues that have been missed or not fully addressed.

Other ways to have your say

We are committed to making sure you can access the information you need in a format that is right for you. If you would like information supplied in another language or format, please contact us Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm via these free community services.

You will need to provide the project lead's phone number - 02 9392 5525.

What happens next?

The feedback received will be considered for incorporation into the final Verge Garden Policy and Guidelines which will be considered by Council for adoption. All those who provided feedback will be advised when the Plan will be considered by Council.