Our works and services team is springing into action with the change of season.
Now that warmer, drier weather has arrived, the conditions are right for seasonal work to begin.
Director Works and Services Brooke Love said the team on the ground would continue to be prominent around the Shire.
“The Parks and Gardens Team are all out on mowers as grass in our public areas hits its peak growing season,” Mrs Love said.
“They also manage 12,500 urban street trees, , along with regular maintenance of reserves and public areas across the Shire.
“We have completed the first round of roadside slashing across the Shire and will start the second scheduled round in the North and move south, and fire prevention slashing is happening in the north.”
The Building team is also hard at work across the Shire conducting maintenance on Council’s 192 buildings, playgrounds, skate parks and other assets, and preparing our pools for the forthcoming season.
“Responses to the annual Community Satisfaction Survey showed Sealed Local Roads were an area of concern for our residents and we have made this one of our top priorities,” Mrs Love said.
Maintenance grading is in progress and will continue to be carried out whilst there is still some moisture in the ground.
“In all, $8.2 M is allocated from the 2019-2020 Budget for our local roads and bridges. We also have a significant project this year with the Port Campbell Toilet Block replacement which will commence this week–with completion anticipated before Christmas—and detailed design for the Twelve Apostles Trail.
“The team have a wealth of experience and get on get the jobs done. We always aim to deliver value for ratepayers’ money by carrying out works efficiently and strategically,” Mrs Love said.
The capital works program also includes $450,000 for drainage works around the Shire, $233,000 for kerb and channel, $206,000 for footpaths and $200,000 to upgrade the Derrinallum streetscape, $30,000 for Camperdown Botanic Gardens landscaping and planting plan and Noorat playground renewal and various projects at our public halls and community centres.