Applications for the City of Marion’s trial Verge Incentive Fund open on April 1.
The $50,000 fund aims to assist City of Marion residents with the costs of improving the landscaping on council-owned road verges outside their properties.
Over two rounds in the next 12 months, residents will be able to apply for a rebate for up to 50 per cent of total costs incurred while improving their verges, up to a limit of $500.
Applications for the first round open on April 1. Eligible submissions will be approved on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis until funds are exhausted.
Householders wishing to take part are still required to submit a Section 221 verge development application to Council outlining their proposed landscaping plan in detail.
All plans must adhere to Council’s Verge Development Guidelines and successful applications will be inspected at the end of the planting season.
Residents must submit invoices to claim reimbursement of up to 50 per cent of costs. Costs can include soil replacement, plants, mulch, or the hire of a registered contractor to do excavation work.
More details about the fund and the application process are available HERE.
Residents can also call customer service on 8375 6600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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