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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).

Pruning

Street tree pruning is necessary to maintain and improve the condition of street trees and to prolong their healthy life span through professional maintenance. 

Verges

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.

Verge restoration applications

The city offers three landscape assistance services which can be applied for year-round using the online application or hard-copy application form below. Verge restoration applications are reviewed quarterly with eligible applicants receiving services in May or June.

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.