Council awards $43 million of parks and open spaces works

Date published: 20 December 2022

Townsville City Council has awarded $43 million in parks and open spaces work to 10 gardening, mowing, slashing, weed control and outdoor management businesses.

In August Council released a public tender to carry out a variety of maintenance at parks, gardens and along roadsides across the city.

All the successful businesses have offices in Townsville and a strong connection to the local community, and will provide services including grass cutting, gardening, infrastructure maintenance, herbicide maintenance, noxious weed control and slashing.

A value for money evaluation method was used and a Council spokesperson said it was a win for local businesses who stepped up to the plate and provided compelling cases to be awarded the works.

“Council is proud to support local business through this multi-million-dollar tender,” they said.

“We’ve made the call to support small to medium sized local businesses and this tender will help create jobs for people in the community.

“Distributing the volume of work between multiple suppliers also allows flexibility and ensures suppliers have the capacity to maintain flexible working schedules and deliver a high standard of work for the people of Townsville.”

Council crews will continue to focus on parks, gardens and roadside work in the central area of the city whereas this tender covers areas to the north, south and west of the city.

The contracts commence on 1 July 2023 and will continue for up to eight years in total.