Living Blog

 Your house gives you the opportunity to make the most of your garden, turning it into a pleasant environment for you and your family to enjoy.

At the same time this comes with rules and responsibilities.

DO I OWN MY NATURE STRIP?

A nature strip – the strip of land between a residential property boundary and the roadway is owned by your Local Council and has other uses. It reduces storm water runoff and adds a touch of greenery.

Some people extend their garden onto the strip, but it does vary from Council to Council as to whether the nature strip can be converted into a garden. You should...