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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 …

“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 …

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 …