City of Mandurah helping residents create water wise verges through Water Corp incentive scheme

City of Mandurah helping residents create water wise verges through Water Corp incentive scheme

CITY of Mandurah is helping residents create water wise verges through the Water Corporation’s Waterwise Verge Incentive Scheme.

Residents can participate by attending a workshop at Lakelands Community Centre on March 25 to help prepare for the water wise verge makeovers.

Those who attend the workshop and commit to transforming their verge will be eligible for free native plants, mulch and other incentives and can see a makeover in action as Garry Heady from Beyond Gardens demonstrates each step.

The Waterwise Verge Incentive Scheme aims to support councils promote the creation of low water use verge gardens.

The City has been recognised as a Waterwise Council since 2009, and places high importance on reducing water consumption in City facilities and recreational spaces.

“At the City, we take water conservation and efficiency seriously, which is why we are implementing the five-year Water Efficiency Action Plan,” chief executive Mark Newman said.

“The plan aims to reduce our corporate and community water consumption by 7 per cent by 2021.

“Residents will also benefit in other ways, including improving the streetscape, adding value to their properties, cooling their homes, reducing maintenance and providing habitat for birds, bees and other animals.”