As a lover of the outdoors and a camping enthusiast, it’s fitting that Danielle Brooks (pictured) spends most of her days working to lift the appearance of our city.
Danni is the coordinator for our parks and verges team and oversees the urban verge mowing program as well as tractor slashing, reserve mowing and the irrigation and maintenance crew.
It’s a big job looking after the city’s 700 kilometres of urban verges and 600 kilometres of rural roadsides, but Danni and her team are up to the task.
“Our team is a good group of people,” Danni said. “They are very hard-working and continuously doing their bit to make our city beautiful.
“It’s now peak mowing season and the grass is growing quickly. We have all available resources on deck and are getting around as quickly as possible.”
Danni and her team will be out in full swing in the coming months, working systematically throughout the city to help keep verge growth under control.
Maintaining your own verge
Residents often ask if it’s okay for them to maintain the verge in front of their property, and the answer is a resounding yes. We encourage verge-proud residents to complete an application form to make sure you are aware of any associated risks when working on the verge. Once an application is successful, we will attach a green metal marker to your kerb to notify our verge crews not to maintain your verge on their rounds.
Our rural residents will find there are a few more things to consider in their application, like the unique terrain at the roadside boundary and preservation of any native vegetation stands — which are indicated by numbered blue markers along roadsides.
If you want to find out when the crew will be in your suburb or more information on maintaining your verge, visit playford.sa.gov.au/verges