Street sweepers need replacing

For decades Council’s street sweepers in the Council have operated on a fortnightly rotation. This regularity has changed done now to intermittent and irregular street operations being between 4 to 5 weeks visits. Why is this? What is the policy or operational issues behind this change?

The street sweeping schedule is generally fortnightly, which has been the case for many years. That program is subject to all machinery being operational, but can at times be affected by breakdowns, in which case we prioritise certain high activity locations. Given the ageing nature of one of our two road sweepers, we have tendered for and purchased a new road sweeping machine and expect delivery before the end of May 2021. In line with asset renewal plans and funding availability, our second road sweeping machine will be replaced next financial year.

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