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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’ Henderson Depot Opening

Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS) is proud to announce the official opening of its 1000 square metre Henderson depot! The new depot and staff it accommodates allow UMS to offer an expanded range of facility maintenance services. UMS celebrated its opening with 130 staff and guests. Including key people from Auckland Council and members of the …

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

This year Urban Maintenance Systems (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 …

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 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 …