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Western Sydney Parklands Food Fest

This year UMS took part in the annual Western Sydney Parklands Food Fest. This year’s home-grown theme pays tribute to the Local Heroes who grow and produce food locally in Western Sydney – some running successful family businesses for more than 20 years. UMS had five team members on site who managed the waste and …

UMS Completed Installing Specially Designed Gates at the Save-A-Dog Shelter

Recently UMS completed installing specially designed and tailored stainless-steel gates at the Save-A-Dog shelter. This was an incredibly rewarding project to work on. The Save-A-Dog Scheme is a Malvern, Victoria, community-based non-for-profit animal welfare organisation. They save and re-home hundreds of dogs and cats every year and are also a leader of the no kill movement …

Graffiti Removal Day

Sunday 29th October was Annual Graffiti Removal Day. Locals from all over NSW got involved in “Love Where We Live” by volunteering to help remove graffiti. Graffiti vandals cost our state millions of dollars each year. It effects local businesses, households, the NSW Government and Local Councils. This is money which could be invested into …

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

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

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

Knox City Council has initiated an innovative storm water harvesting project. This is 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 …

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 the …