Hunter Water Corporation own and manage over 650 separate sites in the greater hunter including depots, pumping stations, reservoirs, treatment works, drinking water catchment areas and storm water assets.
Since 1998 HCS has held contracts for maintaining a variety of these sites at different times, ensuring those sites, based in the Cessnock, Maitland, Dungog, Port Stephens, Newcastle and Lake Macquarie LGA’s have remained safe, accessible and presentable to staff, contractors and the general public.
HCS has successively tendered for grounds maintenance work in a competitive market place, and in some cases have been successful on being awarded the same contract back-to-back. Tenders have been assessed on safety performance, timeliness of service delivery, quality of workmanship, reliability and application of resources and administrative support.
A Grounds Maintenance Crew visit each site, typically every three weeks in summer and every five weeks in the winter months, and perform a site risk assessment and run through an agreed checklist of tasks as well as undertaking any ad-hoc work that may be required.
The types of work undertaken includes mowing, brush cutting, weed spraying, sweeping, litter removal and tree/shrub pruning.