Project background

As our municipality grows, our maintenance service areas in parks, open spaces, sports grounds and roads require updating to ensure we are meeting the needs of our everchanging communities.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback to help inform us about areas in which you think need more services and maybe less in others.

Important note

Some parts of our municipality are maintained by other organisations. As a result of this, these parts of our community are not able to be considered for service changes by Council. These include:

  • Water ways (excluding Caroline Springs Lake and a section of waterway in Botanica Springs in Brookfield)
    • These are maintained by Melbourne Water
  • Major roads including highways and freeways
    • These are maintained by Vic Road
  • Some parks are currently mainted by developers.

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Current service areas: Parks

Our current service allocations relating to parks are as follows

  • Maintenance of 87,000 street trees (does not include trees located in parks)
  • Planting of an average of 4000 trees per year
  • Planting of an average 20,000 plants per year
  • Installation of around 8000 cubic meters of mulch per year
  • Maintenance of 34 sports grounds (includes AFL, cricket, soccer, athletics, rugby)
  • Maintenance of 136 items of fitness equipment
  • Maintenance of 919 light fittings across 77 parks (does not include sports grounds)
  • Maintenance of over 10,000 items of public furniture (includes seating, tables, bins, bollards, doggy bag stands and signs within parks)
  • Maintenance of 8 skate parks
  • Maintenance of 4 dog parks
  • Maintenance of 13.7 million sq meters of open space
  • Spends $9 million on open space, tree, sports ground maintenance per year (does not include renewal programs)
  • Maintenance of 190 playgrounds (includes child care centres)

Current service areas: Civil

Our current service allocations relating to civil areas are as follows


Length of Kerb and channel


1,896km

Length of pipe drainage


1,483km

Length of footpath and shared pathways


1,584km

Length of Sealed Roads


1,194km

Length of unsealed roads


127km

Items of street furniture


25000+ items of furniture

Area of crack seal on sealed roads


15,000sq.m

Length of maintenance grading of roads


700km

Area of footpath replacement


4,800sq.m

Area of footpath maintenance


11600sq.m

Percentage of sealed road resurfacing


1%

Percentage of gravel roads resheeting


20%

Number of traffic control devices


8,978

Number of bridges


240

Number of stormwater pits/major culverts


51,345

Total calculated value of road assets


$999.6m

Annual maintenance costs (road)


$7.1m

Total calculated value of drainage assets


$510.6m

Annual Maintenance costs (drainage)


$1.4m

Total annual maintenance expenditure


$8.5m

Percentage of council's total annual budget


5.6%