Rampant grass keeps staff on toes

RECENT rains mean staff at the Fraser Coast Regional Council are working hard to stay ahead of the grass – but it’s not proving to be easy, Fraser Coast councillor Les MucKan says.

The workers have had 800 hectares of parks, gardens and recreation areas to mow and maintain.

“The council has 80 parks and garden staff to maintain more than 800 parks, gardens and recreation areas across the Fraser Coast,” Mr MucKan (pictured) told the Chronicle.

“While staff are going their hardest to get around some parks may not be as manicured as they are normally,” he said.

“If your park is overgrown then I apologise but we are doing our best.”

The council has 50 ride-on mowers in its maintenance fleet.

“We also use contractors to slash roadsides and some of the larger open areas,” Mr MucKan said.

“Even then it takes about four weeks for the staff to make one circuit of Maryborough’s parks.”



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