I read an update on this in the press last week. As many of you are aware Council now discourages the use of synthetic grass on verges. It has been discouraged as the surface temperature of the grass can be worse than bitumen; so while the green effect is attractive it is contributing the the heat island effect in our streets. There is no restriction to the use of this on private property. Some other Councils have gone so far as to request residents to remove existing grass, however, Unley has not.