Waterwise Council

The Town has been endorsed and recognised as a Waterwise Council for 2022.

The Town has committed to various projects, policies and procedures that will improve the efficiency of the Town's water use.

The endorsement allows the Town to apply for additional funding for Waterwise programs. 

Follow this link to the Water Corporation  for more information.

Request a Verge Tree 

Would you like a street tree planted on your verge or know of a particular location where you see the need for additional trees?

Please let us know as we would love to plant more trees within the Town's street verges. Rally your neighbours and have the whole street planted.

Request a Verge Tree 

Waterwise Verges 

The Town encourages residents to develop and maintain waterwise verges and gardens to provide a range of social, environmental, and economic benefits to the community. The Town provides a number of annual schemes, which assist residents to create a successful verge garden including:

  • The native plant subsidy scheme runs every year from May 1-30, allowing residents to purchase native plants from local nursery APACE at subsidised prices. 

To Apply for a Verge Garden and to View, the Verge Greening Guidelines, follow the links below. When applying for a Verge Garden please attach a diagram of the proposed works and any amendments to the Verge.



Pool and Spa Covers 

An average pool can lose a whopping 10,000L of water per month in summer.

A pool or spa cover acts as a simple method to trap water when you're not soaking up the sun, saving both money and time. When fitted correctly a pool cover can prevent up to 97% of evaporation and can cut chemical use by up to 50%

For more information and to calculate how much water your pool could lose over summer visit the Pool Cover Fact Sheet 

Native Plant Sale

The Town is partners with APACE nursery in North Fremantle annually to provide native plants at a subsidised cost to East Fremantle residents during the month of May.

General Information on Subsidy Scheme

The native plant subsidy scheme is where the Town subsidises the cost of APACE plants for sale during May,  so you can purchase plants at 50% off while they last.

 Key facts about subsidy:

  • The subsidy scheme starts on Saturday the 1st May
  • Subsidised plants are $1.75/plant, normally priced at $3.50 each.
  • Purchase up to 40 plants/household 
  • Please bring proof of address as we need to verify eligibility
  • Payment by EFTPOS ONLY, remember to social distance 1.5m
  • Location: 1 Johannah St, North Fremantle
  • The subsidy scheme has been running for the last 19 years!