Pittwaters Most Scenic Streets Register
Pittwater's Most Scenic Streets Register contains a list of 45 streets that were nominated by the community for their outstanding features based on three categories: vegetation, views or a common theme.
If you reside in a street listed in the Register, we ask that you respect the identified qualities. Some of the qualities have evolved gradually over time due to similar choices by neighbouring residents. When people inadvertently make changes that are at odds with the character of the streetscape it can cause stress to neighbouring residents who have been nurturing the qualities for a long time.
If you do not reside in a street listed in the Register, you may like to work towards improving your street because the Register will be updated and expanded over time.
Please use the following guidelines to maintain the nature strip outside your home:
- Make sure you define the boundary of your property so people feel confident that they are not trespassing on your property when walking along the nature strip. (unless your street is in a bushland setting)
- Where possible, provide a cleared area for pedestrians to walk along safely
- If you are using hedges on the boundary of your property, make sure you keep the hedge pruned to about one metre for front fences and about 1.8 metres for side fences adjoining road reserves
- Plant canopy trees for an attractive, shaded streetscape. Their tall trunks and loose branching structure provide filtered views.
- You may also consider planting low growing plants instead of lawn if this suits your street.
- Contact Council to ensure you are selecting the right tree for the right place, in some situations, Council can provide trees for free.
Should you wish to carry out work on the nature strip, including planting, you must contact Council for approval first. This is a condition of the Roads Act, 1993.
Please call Jenny Cronan - Landscape Architect, on 9970 1357.
Updated: 13 Apr 2012