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Crews working hard as green grass returns to Somerset

COUNCIL crews and contractors are working additional hours as the demand for mowing and slashing services increases after recent rain.

Published: 26th February 2020

COUNCIL crews and contractors are working additional hours as the demand for mowing and slashing services increases after recent rain.

Somerset Regional Council CEO Andrew Johnson said other local governments across South-East Queensland were experiencing similar challenges.

“Council is working to re-establish its cyclic mowing schedule, but unfortunately we cannot be everywhere at once,” Mr Johnson said.

“A prolonged period of wet weather means some locations and towns that previously required little to no mowing are now experiencing high growth.

“Council continues to take steps to manage the situation, temporarily moving some works staff to assist with parks and gardens, sourcing casuals and contractors and rostering staff to work additional hours and days.

“There is a peak demand for services and Somerset has contacted some of our neighbouring councils to engage their contractors, however they are facing the same shortages.

“I’d like to thank the community for its patience and understanding.

“Somerset has seen green grass return to its landscape, and we are working with all available resources to ensure our region looks its best.”

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