Verge Developments

Before you begin

Before work can begin, owners and developers need to consider the communications, power, water and other services that are located under the verge.
To find out the location of these services, visit or any of the following service providers directly:

  • Telstra
  • Alinta Gas
  • Main Roads WA
  • Water Corporation
  • Western Power

Verge landscaping

Landscaping works on verges, other than reticulation, must have a permit due to safety, access, environmental and maintenance considerations. Reticulated lawns may be installed without a permit, but the control valves must be contained within the owner’s property.
The owner of the property must ensure that any shrubs planted on a verge do not:

  • Exceed 0.75 m in height
  • Pose a hazard to the public (be poisonous or irritating)
  • Obstruct pedestrian access

Download the residential verge landscaping information sheet and application for activities on thoroughfares form for more information. Application forms must be submitted together with detailed development plans.

Verge paving

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder provides financial support to improve the aesthetics and amenities of our verges, particularly those serving commercial areas.
The Contribution to verge paving policy outlines the eligibility criteria and processes for accessing the scheme:

Street furniture

Only approved street furniture may be installed on verges. These includes:

  • Park benches
  • Fairy lights
  • Bollards
  • Landscape structures, such as pots and statues.

To be approved, the products must be:

  • Manufactured explicit for use as street furniture.
  • Installed according to the manufacturer’s specifications.

Construction of Verge Parking Bays

The construction of verge parking bays (on-street verge parking) is usually a condition applicable to developments where the development is unable to meet the parking requirements on-site. A separate application, including detailed design, is required to be submitted to and approved by the City’s Engineering Team via an Application for Activities on Thoroughfares (Engineering).
Please note, planning approval for the verge parking is not sufficient approval on its own and a separate application to and approval from Engineering Services is required prior to the commencement of the works.
On-street verge parking is to be designed in accordance with the appropriate Australian Standards, such as AS2890.5 – On-Street Parking, and further information on the City’s requirements on this subject may be found by downloading the Construction of Lane Ways and Verge Parking Information Sheet.

Application for development on verges

To apply for development and trading activities including verge treatments, please download and submit an Application for activities on thoroughfares.

Development plan

A scale plan of the development must be attached to the application. The plan must provide details on all: 

  • Proposed works
  • Plant species
  • Existing infrastructure, such as property lines, crossovers, paths and existing trees.