(12/10/2017) Verge mowing kicks off
A free verge mowing service reintroduced by the City of Fremantle is underway.
As part of the service, residents in Beaconsfield, White Gum Valley, Hilton, Samson and parts of Fremantle will have their verges mowed by the City four times a year.
Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said reintroducing verge mowing was part of the City’s commitment to improving core services and providing better value to ratepayers.
“Throughout the residential parts of city we are very lucky to have some beautiful wide verges,” Mayor Pettitt said.
“But the City understands it takes a lot of work to keep verges that are wider than standard looking nice and it’s not always possible for residents to maintain them properly.
“By offering the verge mowing service we can help keep weeds and long grass under control and keep our suburban streets neat and tidy.”
The first mowing service started in White Gum Valley this week, with further mows planned for November, January and May to coincide with the peak growing season for verge weeds.
Residents are reminded to keep your verge free of items such as cars, boats or trailers which may prevent mowing during the proposed mowing period.
The City will coordinate mowing days with bin collection, and bulk and green waste collection to minimise the inconvenience to residents.
Residents who don’t want their verge mowed can opt-out of the service.
For more information, including how to opt-out and the catchment area for the service, visit the City of Fremantle website – fremantle.wa.gov.au/treesandverges.
City of Fremantle residents are also reminded not to put junk onto their verges.
The neighbouring City of Melville is preparing for a verge collection but this is not due in Fremantle until November. Please refer to the Resource Recovery Calendar for details.