Brian Russell worked with Fulton Hogan for about 15 years before joining the Council, where he is now the Maintenance and Renewals Manager.
He compares the mammoth task of managing the maintenance and renewals operation for a capital city, to running a household.
“You have to think of the city like it’s your home, you know? You’ve got to mow the lawn. You’ve got to paint the house. You’ve got to fix the roof. You’ve got to repair the driveway or the pathway. The rubbish must get collected, weeds have to be managed, all the tasks need doing, so it’s the same sort of thing – just on a much bigger scale.”
Brian and his team are also first on the scene when there’s a weather-related event.
“We make the area safe. Make sure traffic can get past, make sure the public is safe, the footpaths are open – whatever we need to do to ensure everyone is safe and the area can function.”