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Wollongong City Council

Verge Gardens

You can save around 20,000 to 40,000 litres of water per year by converting a verge lawn to a waterwise garden.

Residents can replace grass with plants on the Council strip (verge) between private property and the road.


Follow these guidelines to create a safe and successful verge garden:


You can check out some examples of verge gardens at the locations below.

We've also included the plans (officially called 'planting schemes') used to create these gardens, and examples of some of the plants used.

Coledale Community Hall (native garden)

745 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Coledale

Port Kembla Community Centre (mixed produce garden)

Cnr Wentworth and Church Streets, Port Kembla

Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre (Bushfoods garden)

49A Cawley Street, Bellambi

More verge gardens coming soon...

  • Corrimal Short Street Occasional Child Care Centre, 18 Short St, Corrimal (Mixed native and produce garden)
  • Kemblawarra Community Hall, Cnr Shellharbour Road and Parkes Street, Port Kembla (Bushfoods garden).