Verge incentive scheme

Through this scheme, Waterwise Councils can receive funding to help their residents create waterwise verges.

Waterwise verges are sustainable, liveable, increase urban cooling and foster biodiversity throughout our neighborhoods.

 Woman planting waterwise plants in the waterwise verge

Information for Local Governments

For Waterwise Councils that offer residents incentive to create a waterwise verge, we will match 50% of the council’s contribution per verge, up to a maximum of $10,000 per year. 

 To be eligible councils must meet the following criteria:

To register your interest in the scheme or to receive feedback on how your verge policy compares to best practice, please email

Information for residents

Being a council lead program, we encourage you to contact your council directly to see if they have a current scheme in place.

If you’re interested in creating your own waterwise verge, visit our waterwise verge page which includes great resources such as our how to create a waterwise verge brochure.

We also have a waterwise plant search function and a dedicated in the garden page that includes handy water saving tips and advice.


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