25
July
2019
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03:36
Australia/Melbourne

Service in Focus - Parks Services Division

Summary

Introducing the Parks Services team, working hard to maintain Brimbank’s parks, reserves, and open spaces.

Maintaining and caring for our parks and open spaces is important because it helps us provide attractive, safe and sustainable neighbourhoods, which support community wellbeing and strong connections between our residents.

The team of 85 ground staff, arborists, gardeners, horticulturalists and specialised tradespeople, is responsible for the wonderful surrounds of which Brimbank can be very proud.

Working across 123 km² of territory, this team certainly has its work cut out for it, pruning, mowing, planting, and maintaining our huge variety of trees, as well as maintaining our irrigation systems.

Brimbank’s Keilor Public Golf Course, is known for its beautifully maintained 18-hole course with lush fairways and hard fast greens, and is surrounded by 20,000 trees.

This team also looks after Brimbank’s seven flagship parks, 29 suburban parks, 119 Neighbourhood Parks and 101 local reserves.

Maintaining open spaces contributes to the health and wellbeing of our community. Ensuring open spaces are functional and attractive, encourages our community to be active, improving health and mental health outcomes. Also by maintaining the health of our tree population we’re able to provide much needed shade to reduce heat related illness.

The Parks Services team is also keen to create diversity in our landscapes, moving away from traditional plant species and experimenting with a variety of drought tolerant plant species that provide more interest for the community.

So the next time you see a person on a mower, or a tree being pruned, or you’re walking your dog, playing a game with the kids or having a picnic, or just sitting enjoying the sun and the breeze, take a moment to think about all of the wonderful natural aspects of this municipality and what a great job this team does to keep Brimbank looking great!

To find out more about the parks and open spaces in your area or to report an issue visit: brimbank.vic.gov.au/leisure-parks-and-facilities/parks