Shire of Augusta Margaret River Revegetation Guidelines

Parks and Gardens

The Shire takes great pride in providing quality parks and gardens for the local community to enjoy. Well-maintained parks and gardens provide a range of benefits including: 

  • Improving the amenity of the area
  • Increasing property prices
  • Providing health benefits - encouraging people to socialise and exercise
  • Filtering for storm water run off 
  • Decreasing soil erosion
  • Providing a visually attractive streetscape

The Wallcliffe Road garden is particularly popular among community members. As well as being beautiful, these gardens are hardy, drought-resistant and waterwise. A Flowering Natives - Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River species list has been produced to help interested locals learn more about the plant varierties used by the Shire at this location. 

Coastal Gardens

The Shire has worked with the South West Catchments Council and other stakeholders to produce a free Coastal Gardens publication for resdients. Copies are available online. 

Woody Weeds

Many species planted can have the unintentional effect of becoming weeds.  Nature Conservation Margaret River (formerly Cape to Cape Catchments Group) has prepared a Woody Weeds Information Booklet to assist people to identify and control woody weeds common to the area.  The guide also contains recommended local native replacement species. 

Verge landscaping

The Shire has been working with Transition Margaret River (TMR), a local group focussed on sustainability, to devise easy to read guidelines to encourage residents to plant waterwise verge gardens.

The new verge landscaping guidelines are consistent with the Shire local law Activities in Thoroughfares and Public Places and Trading Local Law 2010’ and aim to inspire residents to beautify their verges so that they do not interfere with pedestrian and vehicle safety or sightlines. Additionally, the guidelines provide steps for landscaping your verge and advice on selecting local native plant species.


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Contact the Shire

Postal Address

PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512


66 Allnut Terrace
Tues, Wed, Thurs
9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255


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