"Unhappy Ratepayer"'s comments in the post below need further comment.
And the comment is this:
THE VERGE IS NOT YOURS. IT IS PART OF THE ROAD RESERVE. IT IS PUBLIC LAND.
Your property ends at your fence, not your kerb!
I've been saying for years that councils need to take their verges back. They're too good a resource to leave in the hands of individuals.
If Unhappy Ratepayer decides to abandon his/her verge and let it turn into a sandpit I say "GREAT!".
It might start something.