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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 2 December 2021) . . Page.. 4169 ..

(1) Further to the response to question on notice No 171, in which the Minister advised that the ACT Government engaged private contractors to supplement in-house mowing capacity during peak grass growing periods from November 2020 to March 2021, which business was engaged by the ACT Government for this purpose.

(2) Is this business a local Canberra based business; if not, why wasn’t a local Canberra based business engaged for this contract.

(3) How much was this business paid for their services for the time they were contracted.

(4) Has the Government again contracted more private contractors to supplement in-house mowing for this year’s grass growing period; if not, does the Government intend to; if so, what are the details of this engagement such as cost, business engaged, full-time equivalent hired and duration of the contract.

Mr Steel: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Transport Canberra and City Services engages external mowing contractors to supplement in-house mowing teams during the peak growing season when a high level of seasonal servicing is required to meet community expectations. Contractors were engaged through a competitive quotation process for specific packages of work. Between November 2020 and March 2021 contracted firms were:

Ecoway (Aust) Pty Ltd.

L Jenal & C Luckman.

Trim Lawns Pty Ltd ATF Nicholls Family Trust T/as Trim Lawns & Garden Landscaping.

Sommer Landscapes & Gardens Pty Ltd.

Glascott Landscape and Civil Pty Ltd.

Summit Commercial Contractors Pty Ltd.

G.B Burgess Pty Ltd ATF The Trustee for the Gary Burgess Family Trust & M.B. Burgess Pty Ltd ATF The Trustee for the Mark Burgess Family Trust trading as BurHor.

Aus-Scan Pty Limited.

Canberra Mowing Pty Ltd.

Lead Disability Services Limited.

Andrew's Lawnmowing & Ground Maintenance Pty Ltd.

(2) All businesses engaged were based in the Canberra Region or have a local presence in the Canberra Region.

(3) Collectively, the businesses were paid $456,812.64 for the contracted period.

(4) Yes.

Contractors have been employed via the Panel for The Provision of Arterial Road Dryland Grass Mowing Services for Central and South Canberra (Contract Number GS001005.210) and the Canberra Wide Dryland Grass Mowing along Arterial and Connecting Roads Canberra North contract (Contract Number 27781.210).

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