Nature strips

A nature strip is the area of public space between the boundary of private property and the road kerb but does not include the paved footpath area. Nature strips are usually longer grassed areas.

Nature strips are important green spaces which support trees as part of the streetscape, provide permeable surfaces for rainwater absorption and can improve biodiversity if planted with a variety of plants, including local indigenous species. 

When planted with a garden, nature strips provide a variety of benefits, such as: 

  • Improving biodiversity 
  • Increasing soil permeability 
  • Reducing the urban heat island effect 
  • Contributing to streetscape attractiveness 
  • Providing opportunities for community socialisation and collaboration 
  • Reducing the need for mowing 
  • Providing mental health benefits to residents through gardening. 

Contact Park Services

Online: Online Services
Phone: 03 9209 6777
Post: Park Services, City of Port Phillip, Private Bag No. 3, St Kilda PO VIC 3182

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