Open space maintenance

Moorabool Shire is a fast growing, semi-rural municipality, responsible for the provision of maintenance services for a variety of Council assets and seeks to provide clean, safe and fit for purpose recreation spaces for residents and visitors alike.  

Council has recognised the anticipated growth race and has produced an Open Space Maintenance Management Plan (OSMMP) to accommodate future growth within existing resources.  The OSMMP identifies responsibilities, maintenance standards and inspection regimes required to manage the shire's open space assets into the future.

Generally, the services under this plan are undertaken as programmed maintenance.  This means they are scheduled to occur at set frequencies with some flexibility based on need.  Generally, the objective of the plan is to provide the following benefits:

  • Aesthetics

 Areas that are well maintained

  • Safety

 Areas that are safe and useable

  • Cleanliness

Areas that are kept neat and tidy

  • Usability

Areas that are fit for purpose






The OSMMP is seen as a dynamic document and the document and associated registers will be formally reviewed and refined on an ongoing basis.  Although it is not a legal requirement, it is Council's intention, where appropriate, to apply the standards developed for the plan across the shire's open space assets.