Community to have say on verge swings

Media Release 13 January 2021

At the October 2020 Council Meeting, City of South Perth Councillors voted to amend the City’s Public Places and Local Government Property Local Law to allow for children’s tree swings to be hung from verge trees adjacent to residents’ homes.

The public domain of the street verge is an increasingly important area to provide an opportunity for outdoor play for children, encouraging community interaction and making the City a friendly, fun and attractive place to live.

To date, tree swings in the City have been in place without incident. 

Have your say 

The City is now inviting the community to have their say on the proposed change to the Public Places and Local Government Property Local Law.

To make a submission visit Your Say South Perth. Alternatively, hard copies of the proposed amended Local Law are available to view during business hours at the Civic Centre and City’s libraries.

Written submissions should be addressed to Chief Executive Officer City of South Perth, Civic Centre cnr Sandgate Street & South Tce, South Perth 6151, or emailed to

For more information or enquiries, please contact the City on 9474 0777.

Submissions will be received until 5pm, Friday 5 March 2021.

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