How many mowers to cut over 18 million square metres of grass?

Published on 25 January 2023


How many mowers does it take to cut over 18 million square metres of grass?

A lot! And that’s what our trusty maintenance teams have been doing over the past three months.

And it’s not just grass. It’s road grading, street sweeping, pothole fixing and many other maintenance jobs throughout the whole of the Shire.

During one of the wettest winters on record that played havoc with the state of Victoria’s roads, and then a hot summer that contributed to high vegetation growth rates, we’ve heard from our community about the need to maintain our beautiful Peninsula.

We heard and we’ve acted. The Shire is a huge area and the maintenance numbers below illustrate this.

In the October – December 2022 quarter:

  • We cut 18,420,498m² grass/vegetation
  • We maintained 41,747m² garden beds
  • We cleaned 6,317 drainage pits
  • We cleaned 219km of beaches
  • We swept 3,338m of streets
  • We graded 422km of unsealed roads
  • We filled 5,750 potholes

So, if you see one of our teams out and about, give them a wave as they go about their business – the business of keeping the Peninsula looking good. And if you see something that needs some attention, report it so we can fix it at soon as possible:

Quotes attributable to Mayor - Cr Steve Holland

“I’ve received a lot of community correspondence about maintenance issues across the Peninsula. I hope the numbers and volumes featured in our quarterly report give our community a high level of assurance that our teams are out and about working hard to keep the Peninsula in top shape.”

“If you see something that needs our attention, please report it directly to the Council via our website or official customer service channels."

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