Friday, June 21, 2024

Logan council grass crews grow

A dozen volunteers from Logan City Council have joined regular mowing crews in an effort to restore the amenity of local parks, footpaths and road reserves.

Council says a combination of rain, humidity and sunshine in recent weeks has resulted in rapid grass growth.

Working in heatwave conditions on sodden, boggy grounds has significantly impacted Council’s mowing operations, it said.

The Council is working hard to explore all possible avenues to get the regular mowing schedule back on track.

This includes:

  • Council mowing teams are working overtime and at weekends;
  • Volunteer staff assisting with mowing and whipper-snipping (within Workplace Health aad Safety guidelines);
  • Three additional mowing contractors have been engaged to support existing crews;
  • Council maintenance schedules have been adjusted to ensure all mowing equipment repairs are given top priority and that replacement equipment is on standby.

Rebecca Martin and Beni Ntamwenge normally work as pest and plant control officers in Council’s City Safety and Liveability Branch.

Logan City Council’s David Franz gives an overgrown footpath a trim.

Both said they had no hesitation putting up their hands to join the mowing crews, despite their decision being made in one of the most humid weeks of the summer.

“We just wanted to do our bit to help the community,” they said. 

The expanded mowing schedule is being rolled out alongside Council’s staged Christmas Day storm clean-up program, which is continuing across impacted streets in the city’s south.

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