4 Feb / 2024

Maintaining green nature strips – enforcing current regulations and codes

One of DRA’s core objectives is to maintain the garden suburb. Our efforts that were part of Floriade have been widely recognised as a success. We are therefore concerned with the trend to reduce the visual appearance and greenness of our suburb especially close to the shops in Hopetoun Circuit where there is flagrant violation of the regulations and codes designed to maintain nature strips. We strongly support the guidelines as set out by the ACT Government. Why are they not enforced?

We have reported the illegality to Fix my Street but it continues as regular occurrence with up to 10 vehicles parked on nature strip, construction of hard stand parking bays, erosion and degradation of vegetation, plus the operation of a commercial cleaning business complete with vans and vehicles from a residential home.
Questions have been raised In the Legislative Assembly on our behalf.
DRA would like to see nature strips that look this this.

The violations continue, see photos below.