Please read the revised Manningham Nature Strip Policy and Nature Strip Planting Guidelines and Information Sheets for 2015. The draft version can be found in the full minutes of the 31 March 2015 council meeting, starting at page 483.
Manningham Council is very reluctant to listen to things they do not like. When they hear something they don't like, Manningham council does what they are required to do, i.e. publish the residents submissions/comments but they stop right there and take the issue no further.