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Western Chances Scholarship Award Ceremony

Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS) was proud to attend, 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 of young people in Melbourne’s west; who are trying to overcome barriers to success. We were incredibly proud to …

Aged-care grounds can affect the overall mood of visitors and increase stay time

Australia is being transformed by an ageing population of 5.5 million people born between 1946 and 1965 are now aged in their 50’s and 60’s – that is over 800 baby boomers turning 50 each day. But what does this mean for the aged-care facilities? As our baby boomers are becoming the largest consumers of …

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 Trust, …

"Pocket Parks" in the Yarra City

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 as Collingwood and Richmond located in the northeast …

IT Security for Facility Managers

Why do facility managers need to take cyber threats more seriously and not leave it solely in the care of IT security providers? With IT security breaches on the rise, the facility management (FM) sector is at particular risk. This means that the ‘good enough’ approach needs to go. While no organisation deliberately ignores security threats, …

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 Day …