Council crews get extra resources to kick grass

Date published: 16 January 2019

Townsville City Council crews are working extended hours and two new tractors have been hired as part of a blitz to spruce up the city and suburbs.

Mayor Jenny Hill said Council is dedicating extra resources to cut grass that has grown rapidly with the recent wet weather.

“The rain we have had over the past few weeks has been great but it has provided the perfect conditions for the grass to grow,” Cr Hill said.

“Our crews are working extended hours and Council has hired an extra two new tractors that will be available next week to manage overgrown grass around the city.

“Council already has 13 tractors operating across the city and 30 ride-on mowers working throughout our parks and open spaces.

“Council maintains over 36 square kilometres of grass throughout the city and we will continue to undergo mowing rotations to keep the grass short during the growth period.”

Cr Hill said the extra resources were being directed into completing Council’s mowing schedule quicker.

“The schedule is planned out across the community to make sure our crews are maintaining the city’s parks and open spaces in the most efficient way possible,” Cr Hill said.

“I’d like to thank everyone for their understanding because I know how much pride residents have in their suburbs.”