Vegetation: mowing and spraying

We manage roadside vegetation by mowing or spraying weeds. If you do not want your roadside berm to be sprayed and are prepared to keep it and roadside drains outside your property clear of weeds, you can join the No spray register.


Mowing includes trimming of roadside grass, weeds and other light vegetation. This is part of a regular maintenance cycle. Mowing normally covers the area approximately 1.5m from the edge of the seal or metal at ground level, and 4.5m upwards. This is the zone that is most likely to cause unsafe obstructions for travelling vehicles.

Management of vegetation outside this area or 'vegetation envelope' (such as hazardous trees) is done on a case by case basis. If you would like to request an assessment, please use our online form.

Spraying and the No spray register

Roadside spraying is carried out three times a year depending upon weather conditions and budget. Generally, spraying covers an average of 2m from the edge of the seal or formed road. 

Property owners can request that their berm or verge is not sprayed. If you would like to be included on our No spray register, please complete the form below. 

Your details
RAPID number or GPS coordinates
I wish to place my property on the “No Spray” Register. I agree to maintain the road berm outside my property to a standard acceptable to the Far North District Council. If I fail to do this, I understand that Council may resume maintaining the road berm without notification. I agree to place ‘No Spray’ markers that are visible from the road, at the start and end of the ‘No Spray’ zone adjoining my property.
I agree to the conditions stated. * (required)