Council will assess requests for berm gardens case by case. Because road berms are used to convey utilities and provide pedestrian access, berm gardens may be unsuitable in some locations.
A berm garden can become a health and safety or asset management risk if inappropriate vegetation is planted or if the garden is not maintained long-term. For example, if deep rooted vegetation is planted close to utility services, or if short and bushy plants obstruct sight lines for road and footpath users.
If your applications for a berm garden is approved, you will have to agree to reinstate the site to its previous state if you move. The applicant will be liable for any costs associated with maintaining or removing a berm garden.