What to plant

Directly above or up to 1.5m away from water supply and sewerage pipes:
  • Blue flax lily
  • Tall sedge
  • Spiny-headed mat-rush
  • Common tussock grass
  • Kangaroo grass
  • Common hovea

Between 1.5m and 3m away from water supply and sewerage pipes:
  • Austral indigo
  • Dogwood
  • Dwarf banksia
  • Hairy bush pea
  • Sweet wattle
  • Woombye bush
  • Broad–leaved palm lily
Beyond 3m away from water supply and sewerage pipes:
  • Blueberry ash
  • Plum myrtle
  • Peanut tree

What not to plant

  • Golden cane palm
  • Gum tree (large species)
  • Common fig
  • Lilly pilly (large species)
  • Umbrella tree (an environmental weed in this area)
  • West African tulip (this a Class 3 weed)
  • Pine tree
  • Poinciana
  • Jacaranda
  • Broad–leafed paperbark
  • Weeping paperbark
  • Mango tree
  • Coral tree
  • Willow (all types) (this a Class 3 weed)
  • Camphor Laurel (this a Class 3 weed)
  • Wisteria
  • Black bean
Please note: This list is a guide only and is not all inclusive. Your local nursery will be able to advise as to the suitability of other plants that may not be listed here. Additionally, while Unitywater understands the plant species listed here for planting are not likely to cause any root damage to water supply and sewerage pipes, no guarantee towards this is made.