Street sweeping

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?

Area Schedule*
Local roads within residential areas Eight to twelve week cycle
Footpaths and laneways within shopping precincts Fortnightly
Car parks within shopping precincts Nine days per fortnight cycle
Streets subject to heavy leaf fall during autumn and summer Programmed for more regular sweeping











*This schedule is indicative.

**The Department of Transport are responsible for maintaining the arterial road network.


What if my street needs sweeping?

Streets subject to heavy leaf fall are programmed for more regular sweeping in autumn and summer. Contact us for any urgent sweeping requirements or potential hazards.