Different crews look after different grades and sites, with operator Ray looking after some of the most significant.
Ray works as a one-man crew, operating a ride-on, a push mower, and a line trimmer to maintain his sites.
“He has a huge amount of expertise, and he’s really looking after the city,” says Matt. “Our sites are looking immaculate.”
New Mowing Team Manager Gus has come to the team from the Council’s Sports Fields unit.
After doing his apprenticeship at Jade Stadium, he has spent the last 3 ½ years at Council.
“Gus is bringing that experience to the table for looking after our high-profile lawns,” says Matt. “He’s also going to bring that facility-wide perspective.”
After five years leading the team, Matt is off to become Play Spaces Specialist.
He says climate change is making it a lot harder to plan how they organise their work
“The seasons are changing – we can have mild winters and sometimes in summer we don’t get that burn-off anymore.
“It’s a lot more unpredictable.”