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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 2 December 2021) . . Page.. 4183 ..


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

(1) The table below shows the total costs associated with urban mowing services per financial year. The ACT Government provided additional top-up funding for mowing in 2020-21 to address high seasonal demand following periods of significant rainfall.

Year

Total $m

Basis of Figure

2018-19

8.9

Estimated Actual

2019-20

8.9

Estimated Actual

2020-21

10.2

Estimated Actual

2021-22

9.9

Budget

2021-22

2.5

YTD Actual

(2) Approximate proportion of mowing undertaken by public servants and external contractors.

Year

(a) Internal Mowing %

(b) Contractor Mowing %

2018-19

76%

24%

2019-20

89%

11%

2020-21

93%

7%

2021-22

65%

35%

(3) Number of complaints or queries received regarding overgrown grass and/or mowing.

Year

Enquiries Received

2018-19

541

2019-20

1,019

2020-21

3,154

2021-22

1,865 YTD

(4) In addition to TCCS in-house mowing crews, there are currently four contracted mowing service providers.

i. Canberra Mowing Pty Ltd - The Canberra Wide Dryland Grass Mowing along Arterial and Connecting Roads - Canberra North (Contract Number 27781.210).

ii. 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 - The Provision of Arterial Road Dryland Grass Mowing Services for Central and South Canberra (Contract Number GS001005.210.1)

iii. Skyline Landscape Services Group Pty Ltd - The Provision of Arterial Road Dryland Grass Mowing Services for Central and South Canberra (Contract Number GS001005.210.3)

iv. Canberra Mowing Pty Ltd - The Provision of Arterial Road Dryland Grass Mowing Services for Central and South Canberra (Contract Number GS001005.210.2)


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