Parks, Gardens and Urban Maintenance
The Council manages many parks and gardens in main township areas, including:
Warragul, Drouin, Trafalgar, Erica, Drouin East, Neerim South, Thorpdale, Yarragon, Rawson, Noojee, Neerim, Neerim Junction, Willow Grove, Darnum, Nilma and Longwarry.
Gardens and Playgrounds
- Maintenance of street planter boxes, pots and tubs
- Roundabouts, which are maintained in accordance with VicRoads guidelines for traffic management.
- Garden beds on public reserves.
- Landscape structures in urban parks.
- Playgrounds, seats, rotundas and pathways.
- All playgrounds have monthly safety checks.
The Council undertakes mulching and planting areas under large trees to retain moisture and reduce mowing.
The Council maintains:
- Council-managed ovals, including the Geoff Watt Track, Drouin Recreation Reserve, Bellbird Park, Logan Park, Eastern Park and Western Park.
- Median strips in townships.
- All grassed areas are cut every two weeks on average.
Lakes, Ponds, Wetlands and Waterways
Lakes, ponds, wetlands and waterways are maintained in conjunction with the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority and Melbourne Water, to help reduce erosion and the spread of weeds whilst ensuring adequate flow.
Streets and Parks
Council services include:
- Maintenance and pruning of any trees in parks, or on roadsides within a town.
- Powerline clearance in Warragul and Drouin. All other areas are the responsibility of SP Ausnet.
- Street tree and general planting will occur in the cooler months of April to September, except for special circumstances.
Residents can prune existing trees or plant new trees on their naturestrip with written permission from the Council.
Council staff complete cleaning and maintenance tasks in towns including:
- Public toilet cleaning and maintenance
- Street sweeping
- Emptying public litter bins in towns and park areas
- Cleaning barbecues
- Installation and maintenance of bus shelters – urban and rural
- Maintaining urban drainage including storm water pit lids
- Installation and maintenance of street furniture and signs
- Footpath/kerb and channel maintenance
- Fire plug maintenance – urban and rural
- Christmas decorations.
The Council maintains bushland reserves, wetlands and rural walking tracks throughout the shire including:
- Noxious weed control
- Track maintenance
- Installation and maintenance of signs and park furniture
- Native tree and shrub planting
- Community information days.
Friends Groups assist with maintenance, organisation of field days, conservation activities and improvements to key bushland reserves. A calendar of activities is developed on a six monthly basis which provides dates, information of conservation activities and events, and contact details.
To contact the Council's Urban Operations unit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 5624 2411.