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General maintenance of parks, playgrounds and reserves

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Mowing

Campbelltown City Council maintains approximately 1698 hectares of sports fields, open space, reserves and gardens. These open areas require regular mowing to keep them safe, accessible, functional and presentable.

Mowing is performed periodically depending on location and user frequency. 

Report mowing issues


Is there long grass at a Council park, sports ground, or road?

During high demand (Spring and Summer) and rain periods, grass growth will increase and you may notice areas of longer grass during these times.

You can:

For any urgent requests relating to safety, please phone Council on 02 4645 4000. If calling outside of Council business hours, you will be redirected to the Council's after hours call service and required to follow the prompts.



Is there long grass on any other (non-council) land?

Council encourages all residents to maintain and mow the nature strips that front and border your property to help keep our community streets tidy and safe.

Council does not own and/or is not responsible for maintaining:

When mowing your nature strip follow these handy tips

  • Clear your nature strip of large sticks, stones and objects that may become projectiles, as objects that get flicked up by mower blades can cause damage to your own or other people's property
  • Wear enclosed shoes, sunglasses and ear muffs or ear plugs for protection
  • Be sun smart - wear sunscreen, long sleeve shirt, hat and sunglasses
  • Make sure your lawn is dry, as wet grass can clog up your blades
  • Only cut the top third of the grass, cutting lawns too short increases evaporation and promotes weed growth
  • Compost or mulch your grass clippings, as an alternative to putting your grass clippings in your garden organics bin
  • Be aware of noise times and levels
  • Remember it is illegal to blow or sweep leaf litter from nature strips and driveways into gutters, as it blocks drains and can cause flooding.

 

Got concerns about overgrown land, there are several things you can do.


Park and open space maintenance

Council owns and maintains a large range of parks and open space assets throughout the Campbelltown Local Government Area.

To keep them in tip-top shape, our work involves:

  • Looking after trees and shrubs
  • Mowing, weeding and pruning
  • Repairing fences* drains, gutters and footpaths
  • Making safety inspections
  • Repairing equipment and facilities, such as play and exercise equipment, shade structures and floodlighting
  • Improving signage
  • Installing bins and collecting rubbish.

Visit our City Improvements section for details about upcoming park and open space improvements projects. You can also join the conversation and have your say on Council projects that are happening in your neighbourhood.

*Fencing

  • Council own and maintain fencing within sporting ovals and around council buildings.
  • Council also installs and maintains boundary fencing to prevent vehicle access into public reserves/parks and fire trails.
  • All development adjoining council land/parks must maintain and install their own fencing.

 

Request maintenance

Is there any equipment damage, fencing problem, graffiti hit or any other maintenance issues (e.g. broken flood light, leaking toilet etc.) at a Council park, reserve or playground?

  • If the issue is non-urgent and non life threatening, then please report the maintenance issue online or call Council on 02 4645 4000.
  • For any graffiti hits, you can report graffiti online or call Customer Service on 02 4645 4000.
  • For any urgent issues related to safety, please call Customer Service on 02 4645 4000. If calling outside of Council business hours, you will be redirected to the Council's after hours call service and required to follow the prompts.
  • To report a fallen or hanging branch which is dangerous, you can report the issue online from our Tree Management page (using one of the related information links), or contact Council on 02 4645 4000
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