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Grass maintenance

Below is a list of frequently asked questions to provide some information about managing and maintaining grass lengths in the City of Whittlesea. 

Council cuts and takes care of grass at:

  • sportsfields
  • parks
  • reserves
  • road verges and median strips
  • undeveloped council land
  • conservation areas.

Property owners are responsible for cutting and taking care of grass on:

  • privately owned land
  • naturestrips.

We have a detailed maintenance schedule in place. To find out when your area will be cut, call Council on 9217 2170.

No. Some areas may have grass that is part of our regular mowing program as well as some that forms part of roadside slashing. These are running to different schedules and require different equipment which means areas are cut at different times.

Cutting and maintenance is carried out in stages by different crews. Once mowing has occurred, a second clean-up crew will be on site, generally within a few hours, to finish whipper snipping, using a blower and picking up debris.

Council uses a slashing machine to cut spring/summer grass on roadsides. This is part of fire preparation work and is done in rural and urban fringe areas three times during this season.

The first slash will be done as close to the start of the fire danger period (usually late spring or early summer) as possible. It is normal that grass is longer in the lead up to the first slashing. Then it will be slashed during summer as the grass grows again to manage fire risk.