Apply for a nature strip planting permit

You will need a permit to plant or beautify a nature strip directly outside of your property. This may include:

  • planting
  • digging
  • excavating
  • removing a tree
  • ground levelling.

Your proposed design will need to demonstrate that it enhances the overall character of your neighbourhood and does not interfere with access or public safety. Some items are not permitted on nature strips including rocks, artificial turf, edgings, letter boxes, water features and trees.

We encourage residents to choose low growing native or indigenous plants that are local to the area. View our Indigenous Plant Guide for more information. 

Permits can only be issued to the owner of the property. We prefer you submit your application online.

If you're unable to apply online, you can apply via email, mail or in person.

Online

Step 1.Check your requirements

If your design includes the removal of an existing tree, you may also need a planning permit.

If your work is likely to impact nearby roads or footpaths, you may need to submit a Traffic or Pedestrian Management Plan.

We recommend contacting Dial Before You Dig to confirm if there are underground services that may impact works.

Step 2.Read the guidelines

View our Development and planting within road reserve(PDF, 4MB)  guide before submitting your application.

Step 3.Prepare your application

Your application must include:

  • your contact details
  • estimated date of completion
  • a list of low growing plants you intend to plant
  • a detailed site plan including your proposed design and how it meets the guidelines
  • Traffic or Pedestrian Management Plan (if required)
  • a credit or debit card to pay the fee. Note: we are unable to accept an Amex or Diners card online.

Step 4.Submit your application

Apply online

Step 5.What happens next?

We will process your application within 5 business days. Works must not commence until your permit has been issued. 

Your permit is valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

Email

Step 1.Check your requirements

If your design includes the removal of an existing tree, you may also need a planning permit.

If your work is likely to impact nearby roads or footpaths, you may need to submit a Traffic or Pedestrian Management Plan.

We recommend contacting Dial Before You Dig to confirm if there are underground services that may impact works.

Step 2.Read the guidelines

View our Development and planting within road reserve(PDF, 4MB)  guide before submitting your application.

Step 3.Prepare your application

Your application must include:

  • your contact details
  • estimated date of completion
  • a list of low growing plants you intend to plant
  • a detailed site plan including your proposed design and how it meets the guidelines
  • Traffic or Pedestrian Management Plan (if required).

Step 4.Download the application form

Download and complete the Nature Strip Planting Permit application(PDF, 702KB)  form.

Step 5.Submit your application

Send your completed form and supporting documents to:

info@frankston.vic.gov.au

Step 6.What happens next?

We will contact you to pay the fee.

We will process your application within 5 business days. Works must not commence until your permit has been issued. 

Your permit is valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

Mail

Step 1.Check your requirements

If your design includes the removal of an existing tree, you may also need a planning permit.

If your work is likely to impact nearby roads or footpaths, you may need to submit a Traffic or Pedestrian Management Plan.

We recommend contacting Dial Before You Dig to confirm if there are underground services that may impact works.

Step 2.Read the guidelines

View our Development and planting within road reserve(PDF, 4MB)  guide before submitting your application.

Step 3.Prepare your application

Your application must include:

  • your contact details
  • estimated date of completion
  • a list of low growing plants you intend to plant
  • a detailed site plan including your proposed design and how it meets the guidelines
  • Traffic or Pedestrian Management Plan (if required).

Step 4.Download the application form

Download and complete the Nature Strip Planting Permit application(PDF, 702KB)  form.

Step 5.Submit your application

Send your completed form and supporting documents to:

Frankston City Council
PO Box 490
Frankston 3199
 

Step 6.What happens next?

We will contact you to pay the fee.

We will process your application within 5 business days. Works must not commence until your permit has been issued. 

Your permit is valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

In person

Step 1.Check your requirements

If your design includes the removal of an existing tree, you may also need a planning permit.

If your work is likely to impact nearby roads or footpaths, you may need to submit a Traffic or Pedestrian Management Plan.

We recommend contacting Dial Before You Dig to confirm if there are underground services that may impact works.

Step 2.Read the guidelines

View our Development and planting within road reserve(PDF, 4MB)  guide before submitting your application.

Step 3.Prepare your application

Your application must include:

  • your contact details
  • estimated date of completion
  • a list of low growing plants you intend to plant
  • a detailed site plan including your proposed design and how it meets the guidelines
  • Traffic or Pedestrian Management Plan (if required).

Step 4.Download the application form

Download and complete the Nature Strip Planting Permit application(PDF, 702KB)  form.

Step 5.Submit your application

Visit one of our Customer Service Centres to submit your application.

Step 6.What happens next?

We will contact you to pay the fee.

We will process your application within 5 business days. Works must not commence until your permit has been issued. 

Your permit is valid for 12 months from the date of issue.