Berm Mowing Guidelines
A berm (or verge) is a grass area between your property boundary and the footpath or street. It may also be at the sides or back of your property. Clutha District Council relies on the goodwill of residents to maintain the berm outside their property.
Residents benefit from maintaining the berms in front and around their properties because it means that their street looks tidy and well-cared for. In asking residents to maintain their own berm, we are able to reduce the amount of money being spent on mowing berms, and ultimately reduce the impact on rates.
Residents who are physically incapable of mowing their lawn and the berm outside their property may be eligible for an allowance from Work and Income to assist with the cost of a contractor. Please contact Work and Income for more information.
Clutha District Council adapted berm mowing guidelines, which provide that Council will only routinely mow berms where:
- There is no mowed grass inside the property at all.
- There is a very large berm (larger than the internal lawn area).
- The berm is in front of a Council owned property.
If you would like to find out more about these guidelines, please contact Clutha District Council.