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Call before you dig

Published: 9 June 2017

Call before you dig

Logan City Council is encouraging residents to add a dash of colour to their footpaths with a verge garden.

Verges wider than three metres can have landscaping work performed on them and a good garden can brighten your street and potentially add value to your house.

However residents are urged to check with council before they start.

Small garden beds can be self-assessed but larger creations need council approval.

Roads and Water Infrastructure chairperson councillor Phil Pidgeon said he wants to see more colour on footpaths.  

“We want to encourage people to grow gardens but it has to be done safely,” Cr Pidgeon said.

“We don’t want a situation that happened on the Sunshine Coast, where a community garden had to be dug up because a resident refused to engage with the local council at all.

“The Logan City Council approval process is quick and easy to follow so there’s no reason not to check with us first.”

Council guidelines ensure the safety of pedestrians and drivers and that underground services are not impacted.

Residents are also urged to conduct a Dial Before You Dig search at www.1100.com.au before they commence works to ensure that they do not impact or damage underground services.

For further information contact council on 3412 3412.