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UMS (NZ) takes on a challenging but incredibly rewarding path

This year UMS decided to take on a challenging but incredibly rewarding path with the Ministry of Social Development. For anyone unfamiliar with the Ministry of Social Development they are all about helping to build successful individuals, and in turn building strong, healthy families and communities. Their job is far from easy as they are …

Knox is keeping the grass greener… but at what cost?

Knox City Council has initiated an innovative storm water harvesting project in a bid to save their sports-fields across the municipality. But at what cost? Would you believe me if I told you it came at a whopping $5.2 million-dollar price tag? As we are faced with variable climate change there is no doubt that …

Western Chances Scholarship Award Ceremony

Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS) was proud to attended, as one of their sponsors, the Western Chances Scholarship Award Ceremony to celebrate the achievements of their newest scholarship recipients. Western Chances is all about transforming the lives on young people in Melbourne’s west; who are trying to overcome barriers to success. We were incredibly proud to …

What a ‘Merry’ way to finish off the year!

2016 has been a great year for Urban Maintenance Systems and what better way to finish off the year than to announce our partnership with Western Chances. Western Chances is all about the power of education and embracing it to transform lives.  Since our establishment in 1995, Urban Maintenance Systems has been committed to promoting equitable …

“Zombie Run” in Western Sydney Parklands

Western Sydney Parklands is a major green-space set in the heart of Western Sydney. Managed by a government appointed Trust, the Parklands includes indigenous bushlands, recreational facilities, large infrastructure assets (including dams and utility elements ) and a range of urban farming enterprises.   Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS) provides horticultural and infrastructure maintenance services to …

“Pocket Parks” in the City of Yarra

A recent episode of the ABC’s Gardening Australia featured a story on the “Roads to Open Space” program, offered by Yarra City Council in the inner eastern suburbs of Melbourne. This is Council’s response to a general lack of parkland in their densely populated urban areas such Collingwood and Richmond located in the north east …

Old Kings Oval

Old Kings Oval in Parramatta Park, Parramatta, is one of the oldest first grade cricket facilities in Sydney. It is home to the Parramatta Cricket Club, reputed to be the oldest cricket club in NSW and second oldest in Australia. The Club boasts Richie Benaud, Doug Walters and John Benaud amongst it’s many past players. …

Graffiti Removal Day

To support their commitment to reducing vandalism in the community, the NSW State Government has established a state wide graffiti removal and prevention day known as “Graffiti Removal Day” The aim of the day is to encourage people to volunteer their time and get involved in the removal and prevention of graffiti.   Graffiti Removal …