25 September 2023

City mowing program a cut above

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Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) has announced that its annual grass mowing program is now under way.

Director of City Presentation at TCCS, Stephen Alegria said an unseasonably dry winter period delayed the start of the mowing season.

“However, with recent November rainfall, Canberrans will start to see our mowing fleet in action on our road verges and other grassed areas in our parks and public spaces,” Mr Alegria said.

“The community will have noticed that sporadic mowing has continued throughout winter and into spring as our teams have continued to keep untidy areas in check.”

He said that additional funding had been made available through the Better Suburbs initiative to ensure Canberra’s suburbs continued to be mowed on the normal four-weekly schedule throughout the peak growing times.

“Mowing isn’t just about making our city look good, with our teams undertaking three types of mowing: Arterial road mowing, suburb mowing and fire hazard reduction mowing which is an integral part of the ACT’s bushfire preparedness strategy,” Mr Alegria said.

“TCCS has been on the frontline of mowing innovation in the last year, a cut above the rest with the introduction of the Pegasus wide area mower and now a hybrid sportsground mower that uses battery powered cutting heads.”

He reminded Canberra residents that they were responsible for mowing the nature strip that adjoined their properties.

Mr Alegria said the annual mowing season program would run until May of next year and information about the schedule could be accessed at this PS News link.

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