Thank you for your interest in Woodlea.
Why do I have to maintain my nature strip?
It is a requirement of the City of Melton for all residents of Melton to maintain the nature strips adjacent to a lot.
What areas are my nature strip?
Your nature strip is the land adjacent to your property within the road reserve. This includes the land in front of the lot and in the instances of corner lots, the land down the side.
I cannot maintain my nature strip
Woodlea is happy to provide a suggested list of services that can assist in nature strip maintenance. Please contact us for further details.
I will not maintain my nature strip
Maintaining your nature strip is a requirement of the local council and is a Local Laws offence not to keep your nature strip within the required guidelines.
Woodlea encourages all residents to maintain their nature strip to prevent fines being issued from Council.
Who owns the nature strip?
The nature strip is owned by the City of Melton however, it is the residents responsibility to maintain this space.
Do I have to maintain the tree?
The tree is maintained by Arborists and does not need to be maintained by the resident.
If you would like, you are encouraged to water the tree 2-3 times a week in the warmer months.
When will my nature strip be constructed?
Your nature strip will be constructed approximately 78 weeks from settlement depending on the season. Once the grass and garden bed areas have established they will be handed over to the residents.
Who is responsible for maintaining my nature strip prior to planting?
While it is the owners responsibility, Woodlea understands that this is a difficult time to be mowing and weeding grass so Woodlea will maintain the nature strips to Councils standard until the planting works have been completed and handed over to the residents.
Why does Woodlea delay construction/planting of nature strips?
The works are delayed approximately 78 weeks, depending on the season, because we do not believe it is reasonable for the resident to maintain the nature strips while they are going through the building process.
We have calculated that 78 weeks is sufficient time for the vast majority of works to be completed within a stage minimising builder disturbance.This ensure that once handed over to the residents, there is not additional works that need to occur by the resident due to builder damage.
My nature strip is damaged after it has been handed over
If your nature strip has been damaged after Woodlea has notified you of handover then it is the residents responsibility to make good any damage areas. This could occur from parking on the nature strip, builders driving over the space or vandalism.
I would like to talk to Council about my nature strip
Please contact the City of Melton at 9747 7200 or email@example.com
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