Under the Road Management Act 2004, we are responsible for street sweeping on local roads within Manningham to remove a build-up of fallen leaves and rubbish.
Why do we need street sweeping?
Street sweeping prevents the influx of leaf fall and litter from entering the underground drainage system potentially causing blockages, subsequent flooding and damaging the environment.
Litter not collected often ends up washing into open watercourses and into local creeks and the Yarra River.
Sweeping also benefits the overall amenity of the street, removes the build-up of dirt and leaves and reduces weeds along the kerb and channel.
What areas does Council sweep?
Council is responsible for maintaining 608km of local roads within Manningham.
Our street sweeping program includes:
- sealed roads with kerb and channel
- car parks and underpasses
- laneways and footpaths within Council maintained shopping precincts.
When is street sweeping done?
Street sweeping is run throughout the year to keep our streets clean. We increase the frequency during Autumn when there is more leaf litter on the roads.
|Local roads within residential areas||Every eight to twelve weeks|
|Footpaths and laneways within shopping precincts||Fortnightly|
|Car parks within shopping precincts||4 to 5 times per week|
|Car parks within our parks and reserves||Monthly|
|Underpasses||Every two months|
|Streets subject to heavy leaf fall during autumn and summer||Monthly|
*This schedule is indicative.
We also respond to urgent sweeping requests such as storm events, traffic incidents or oil and concrete spills which can interrupt our street sweeping program.
What if my street needs sweeping?
Contact us for any urgent sweeping requests or potential hazards.