Proposal to beautify Melton’s nature strips


Sarah Oliver

Melton council will investigate the merits of a “beautiful nature strip competition”.

Councillor Julie Shannon proposed a motion that council prepares a report proposing the initiative.

Cr Shannon said the report would include details of what the competition would entail, including winners under categories as well as nature strip guidelines.

Any changes to nature strips would be done in accordance with council’s nature strip guidelines and an application process would be implemented.

Cr Shannon’s motion said the competition could be delivered through multiple avenues, including photographs through the Melton Conversations website, collaboration between neighbours to support neighbourhood cohesion and activation, distribution of opportunity through community networks and at community centres and promotion through council’s communications channels, including social media. Council unanimously moved the motion.