The City has been divided into precincts and the Precinct Maintenance teams move through each precinct on an agreed cycle. All of Council's assets on every street will be inspected to identify any risks that may be present. Work will be undertaken on those areas that have been identified as a high risk to the public such as severely raised or broken sections of footpaths, road failures, tree and shrub encroachments and horizontally displaced sections of kerb and water table. This is a programmed approach to risk management.
The urban team service the urban or "built up" areas including the townships of Angle Vale, One Tree Hill and Virginia.
The urban team maintain and repair all types of paths – paved, concrete, shared use, rubble, bitumen, as well as pruning and maintenance of trees to provide safe routes of travel for pedestrians and cyclists. The urban team also undertake road surface maintenance, pothole repair, crack sealing, patching, minor repairs to kerb and side entry pit (drain) cleaning. This team is also responsible for repairs and maintenance to traffic control devices and damaged signs.
The rural team service the designated rural areas of the City excluding townships.
The rural team are responsible for rural road construction, maintenance to road shoulders, swale and open drains, patrol grading, fire tracks and re-sheeting the unsealed road network and maintenance to the sealed road network. This team is also responsible for the collection of dumped rubbish throughout the City.
While the Precinct Maintenance teams are busy carrying out repairs to our local roads, footpaths and trees in the urban and rural areas; the City is also serviced by a specialist reactive team. The Rapid Response team has been established to respond quickly to dangerous situations. Anything that may pose an immediate risk and requires urgent action is directed to the Rapid Response team to make safe.