Permission to Develop Street Verges and Nature Strips - South Australia

Service summary

The Local Government Act 1999 requires that all private development of the verge has Council approval.

Verge areas may be developed, provided the type or form of development does not:

  • prevent any pedestrian from walking along the verge area in preference to walking on the roadway, regardless of whether a footpath has been constructed or not; and
  • prevent any Service Authority or Council from installing new services or maintaining services.

Written approval is often required for verge development.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.


Once off.


Refer to your local Council


The paper form 'Verge Development Guidelines and Application Form' is available from the agency.

Administering agency

City of Salisbury

Contact details

Customer Centre

Operating address:
12 James Street
Salisbury SA 5108
Mailing address:
PO Box 8
Salisbury SA 5108





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