Apply for a nature strip planting permit

Council supports beautification of nature strips provided that the underlying purposes of the nature strip can be maintained whilst ensuring the ongoing safety of the general public.  You will need a permit to landscape a nature strip directly outside of your property. There is no fee associated with this permit. This may include:

  • Planting
  • Mulching

Your proposed design will need to demonstrate that it is accordance with Councils Nature Strip Guidelines and does not interfere with access or public safety. Please refer to the checklist provided within the guidelines. Some items are not permitted on nature strips including rocks, artificial turf, edgings, letter boxes, water features.

We encourage residents to choose low growing indigenous plants that are local to your 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.

The permit holder must maintain the area to an acceptable standard determined by Council at all times.

Council has the right to reject any application if it considers the application inappropriate to the area. 

Council may issue a permit with conditions that outline certain requirements, including the need to reinstate the nature strip at any time, at the cost of the permit holder.

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 Nature strip planting guidelines(PDF, 2MB) 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.Submit your application

Apply online

Step 5.What happens next?

We will process your application within 10 business days. Works must not commence until your permit has been issued.

Your permit to complete the works will be valid for 12 months from the date of issue, if the works are not complete after 12months from the date of issue you may need to re-apply.

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 Nature strip planting guidelines(PDF, 2MB) 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 process your application within 10 business days. Works must not commence until your permit has been issued.

Your permit to complete the works will be valid for 12 months from the date of issue, if the works are not complete after 12months from the date of issue you may need to re-apply.

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 Nature strip planting guidelines(PDF, 2MB) 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 process your application within 10 business days. Works must not commence until your permit has been issued.

Your permit to complete the works will be valid for 12 months from the date of issue, if the works are not complete after 12months from the date of issue you may need to re-apply.

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 Nature strip planting guidelines(PDF, 2MB) 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 process your application within 10 business days. Works must not commence until your permit has been issued.

Your permit to complete the works will be valid for 12 months from the date of issue, if the works are not complete after 12months from the date of issue you may need to re-apply.