Serco continues to help make Melbourne one of the world’s most liveable cities

Published: 27 Apr 2021

Serco has been awarded a three-year contract extension to continue providing diverse open space management and maintenance services to keep Melbourne’s public spaces safe and looking their best.

Since 2014, Serco has managed more than 500 hectares of Melbourne’s CBD open spaces, including Fitzroy Gardens, the Shrine of Remembrance and the historic Queen Victoria Gardens, which are home to the iconic Floral Clock.

Across two city regions, Serco maintain more than four million square metres of grasslands, turf, and sporting grounds and care for more than 300,000 square metres of floral beds.

Through our services, we manage and protect the council’s investment in parks, gardens, buildings, and infrastructure, recognising that the distinctive physical character of a city is a major contributing factor to its economic and social vitality.

The three-year extension will see Serco continue providing these services until 31 March 2024.

Serco Chief Executive Officer Peter Welling said the extension along with Serco’s recent acquisition of leading Facilities Management company Facilities First reinforces Serco’s position as a leading provider of Facilities Management in the Australian Market.

“It is our dedicated team’s ongoing efforts and commitment to delivering quality services every day for the past seven years, particularly through the challenges we all faced in 2020, that has enabled us to continue this great partnership with the City of Melbourne,” Mr Welling said.

“Serco’s staff were required to respond rapidly to COVID-19 safety requirements and numerous Stage 3 lockdowns, including the immediate closing of playgrounds and sports facilities, while also ensuring public amenities remained safe and hygienic.

“I am immensely proud of our team’s great work, which is essential to ensuring the city’s public spaces remain safe, clean and looking their best for residents and visitors. As a Melbournian myself I get great satisfaction visiting our parks and knowing the role our team plays in making Melbourne one of the most liveable cities in the world.”

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