Shellharbour City Council maintains 589 Garden sites, 39 Sportsfields (80 individual fields) and 653 mowing sites across the city.
Our staff are dedicated and professional, with the aim to provide a high standard of work. Our aim is to maintain these areas as much as possible to keep them safe and usable for the community.
Mowing maintenance activities
- Sportsfield mowing
- Park & Reserve mowing
- Road verges (not in front of private property)
- Grass median mowing
As required :
- Sportsfield Fertilizer, aeration and weed control program
- Presentation for City Events
How many mowing areas does Council manage?
Garden Sites : 589 Sites.
Sportsfields : 39 locations (80 individual fields).
Mowing: 653 Sites.
Why is only half the field mowed?
Great question! If you find that only part of the field is mowed, it is because the ground is too wet for the machinery to safely mow that area. Be assured it will be mowed when it is safe to do so.
Why doesn't council just use handheld equipment when the ground is too wet?
Council maintains 653 mowing sites, so handheld machinery is only used for small areas.
We will continue to mow, snip and edge any area of a reserve that we can, to provide some amenity to the public.
How do you prioritise your mowing schedule?
Our scheduled maintenace program includes 589 Garden sites, 39 Sportsfields (80 individual fields) and 653 mowing sites. Our target is to service each area every 5 weeks, with key locations across the city being serviced every 3 weeks.
|The Key ares are listed below:|
Terry Street Albion Park
Showground Albion Park
Skiway Park Oak Flats
Cycleway to skiway
Dog Park Oak Flats
Deakin Reserve Oak Flats
Central Park Oak Flats
Pelican View reserve Lake Illawarra
Pool surrounds and Memorial Park Warilla
Reddall Parade Foreshore
Boonerah Point Mount Warrigal
Blackbutt Reserve Playgrounds
Barrack Point reserve
Shellharbour reserve/ Little Park
Eric Cleary Reserve
Bardsley Park Shellharbour
Dog Park Whittaker Street
Village Green Flinders
Whittaker Street x 4 parks Flinders
Wentworth Cottage Park playground
Cove Blvrd Shellcove
Harbour Blvrd + adjoing reserves
Shallows reserves Shellharbour
Bass Point Reserve
Wilsons Memorial Park APR
McDonald Park APR
Croome Stadium + Entry
Netball courts Croome
Bassett Park - Sth Beach Shellharbour
These schedules are impacted by the extreme weather like we have been experiencing. We maintain all sports fields regularly to keep them in a playable condition. Following wet weather, some can be mowed more than others. Fields are mown with specialist tractors.
There are many other elements that factor into our mowing schedule. Please know that no area is forgotten.
When will mowing be caught up?
Shellharbour has recorded it’s wettest year on record. This has impacted our ability to maintain all parks as we would like. As a result it only takes a fraction of rain each week to top up an already saturated soil profile and render an area unserviceable.
Find more information about overgrown properties & how to report an overgrown, unsafe or unhealthy property here.
It's been sunny all week, why hasn't the grass been mowed?
The ground is at capacity which means the profile is fully saturated. The timing of this process depends on the amount of rain we have received and may take weeks to return to normal.
- Edging along paths, around gardens, furniture, bins & trees
- Mowing with Skid Steer
- Garden beds in parks, streetscapes, carparks and building surrounds
- Weed Spraying Program and removal
- Litter pick up
- Presentation for City Events
- Garden refurbishment (Winter Program)