More than 1,000 parks and reserves, as well as many turfed streetscapes require regular mowing to keep them safe, accessible, functional and presentable.
Council mows on a rotational basis. Our officers mow more often during the wetter summer months and at high profile locations like the Esplanade.
Sporting fields are maintained by specialist teams according to their individual usage rates, needs and demands.
Council does not mow residential nature strips because:
- These areas would not be able to be mowed with large machinery, as used within parks, because of obstacles such as trees, letter boxes and fences.
- Push mowers would have to be used and this would make it extremely cost prohibitive as costs would then have to be passed onto residents via extra rate charges.
- Although some residents may be happy to pay extra to have their nature strips mowed, logistically, mowing only some residents' lawns would be unmanageable.
- Council would not be able to give the level of service that residents themselves can to maintain in front of their own properties.
To report mowing issues
Call Council on 1300 69 22 47 or make an online customer request.