Parks and Gardens

Weed Control

In Western Australia weeds pose a greater overall threat to biodiversity than salinity. The role of the Shire of Broome is to raise awareness, provide leadership and help co-ordinate local weed management programs.

A 2004 survey of the Broome Townsite identified 25 species of environmental weeds in this area. Environmental weeds are "plants that invade natural ecosystems and have a negative effect on the natural process resulting in a decline of biodiversity".

The Kimberley environment is a series of fragile ecosystems under threat from an increasing number of pest species. To protect this unique environment we all have a role to help reduce the impact of these weeds in the natural environment.

The brochures below identify the most common weed species and suggests control options to help protect the natural ecology and biodiversity of this special region.

For further information, please view the Weed Management Strategy(PDF, 51MB) or contact the Shire on 9191 3456.

Verges and Street Trees

Landscaping of verges can be broken up into two categories; verge treatments and street trees.

While the predominant function of verges is to provide a safe corridor for pedestrian access as well as a service corridor for placement and maintenance of public utilities, appropriately landscaped verges enhance the visual appeal of the streetscape, provide shade and create a habitat for birds and other wildlife.

Street trees are also an important element in the enhancement of Broome's streetscape and the visual appeal of your street and property. Street trees provide shade and enhance the environment.

The Verge Treatment Information Sheet provides guidelines on installing and maintaining gardens, irrigation, turfing and verge treatments.

The Street Trees Information Sheet provides information and advice and the responsibility of the landowner in relation to the supply and maintenance of street trees.

Street Tree Order Form 

Verge Maintenance Policy

This policy was endorsed by Council in November 2008 and can be read here(PDF, 519KB) .

For any further enquiries regarding verges or street trees, please contact the Shire of Broome on 9191 3456 or send us an email.