City seeking feedback on verge maintenance

Published on 28 August 2019
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The City of Kalamunda is seeking community feedback on its annual verge maintenance service.

The City has had some feedback from some residents that we need to do more on our verges. We have listened and we are now asking everyone what they think about verges.

Verge maintenance currently consists of weed control and grass slashing to remove pest plants and reduce fuel loading by cutting grass to a height of 80 millimetres. This service is undertaken once or twice per year.

In addition to seeking feedback on its verge maintenance service, the City is seeking ideas from the community on potential verge enhancement initiatives.

CEO Rhonda Hardy said “Generally, verge maintenance is undertaken for very practical purposes. Which is to ensure that the verge, the strip of land between the road and your letterbox, is clear from any obstruction for both pedestrians and motorists”. “The City is providing the opportunity for everyone to consider verge enhancement initiatives in collaboration with the community and households”.

“One example could be verge adoption, where a household can individually, or even in collaboration with their neighbours, adopt a verge and convert it into a water wise garden”. “Water wise native verge gardens can enhance the amenity of one’s home, as well as provide a valuable biodiversity corridor for our local fauna. The City already supports the establishment of native gardens through its annual Free Plants for Residents initiatives which has a lot of uptake from the community.”

“We would love to hear your ideas on how we can improve our verges.

I encourage everyone to be an active citizen and please take the survey and have your say”.

Have you say online today at engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au. Hard copies of the survey are also available from the City of Kalamunda Administration, 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda and from all City libraries and recreation centres.

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