If you’ve been ignoring the encroaching jungle in the back yard on the basis that it’s too early in the year to be breaking the mower out then TAMS have bad news:
Territory and Municipal Services’ annual mowing season activities kicks off on Monday 9 September 2013.
“Work crews will commence the program with the first major cut of suburbs and arterial roads across the ACT”, Fleur Flanery, Director, City Services said today.
“With the warm spring weather now here, it is time to commence this year’s program which will see the regular cutting of sportsgrounds, irrigated parks and non-irrigated areas such as neighbourhood parks, pedestrian parkland and arterial roads.
“The program utilises a base fleet of 102 mowers, comprising 66 internal and 36 contract mowers. Additional contract mowers are also employed throughout the mowing season where required.
“In addition to mowing for safety and access, the mowing program is an integral part of the ACT’s bushfire preparedness strategy with priority given to strategic fuel reduction as part of the overall hazard reduction program. Further mowing, specifically to deliver fire fuel reduction benefits, will commence in late October 2013, subject to the drying of grass.
“The mowing program also plays an important role in maintaining our parks and public open space areas enhancing the overall amenity of our city.
“This season’s mowing program runs from September 2013 to April 2014. There is a reduced program that runs during the cooler months,” said Ms Flanery.