Council commits extra funds to tackle unsightly overgrown grass

City of Gold Coast has reassured locals that extra funding has been allocated to help get on top of overgrown grass across the city.

Residents have raised concerns in recent weeks, with many fearing our parks and other council-owned grass areas have been left unattended.

However, Deputy Mayor Donna Gates told reporters on Monday that the recent wet weather is to blame for the overgrowth.


“Weather conditions have been ideal for growth but we are getting on top of it,” Councillor Gates said.

“Some parks have to be left for several days after the rain (given the wet surface) but we are certainly aware of the issue right now and we are doing everything possible.”

Deputy Mayor Gates said the city currently boasts more than 2300 parks, taking in 25,000 hectares.

“Our current financial year parks maintenance budget was increased, specifically to tackle this challenge,” she said.

“I can advise all residents that we are doing everything we can to keep our parks looking great.”

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