BeCA representatives met with Council Representatives to discuss raingardens and what residents can and can’t do with them. Raingardens are a contentious issue for many residents, issues some residents may want to take into their own hands.
Note that the centre area of the raingarden design in the document above can only be planted by Council workers. Residents may plant other species of plants in the green marked areas only. And these plant species MUST be selected from a list supplied by Council.
But firstly you should contact Council on 07 5475 7272 and discuss your plans for the raingarden before doing anything. Council will be only too happy to come out and discuss your plans with you personally.
Raingardens play a crucial role in filtering rain water prior to it entering the storm water system and the pristine Pumicestone Passage. It is important that regulations and guidelines are adhered to to preserve this wonderful piece of nature.
The link below will give you access to the original copy of the sheet above. Raingarden fact sheet[2016KB]
This link will take you to the list of currently approved plants you may plant. Road Verge Planting List[131KB].
BeCA strongly urges residents contact Council on 07 5475 7272 prior to any updating of a raingarden adjacent to their property.
To aid a better understanding of raingardens and the important role they have to play in protecting the nearby Pumicestone Passage, Council will be placing signs as seen below in various raingardens across the area.