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Third new streets cleaning/maintenance contract

Media Release 25 October 2005

Christchurch lets third new streets cleaning/maintenance contract

A new contract, for the maintenance and cleaning of the eastern area of Christchurch, has been awarded by the City Council to Fulton Hogan Ltd. The three-year agreement is worth $15.4 million, with a 1 December start date.

The agreement is the third of a new area-wide type awarded by the Council this year (contracts for the central city area, to Fulton Hogan, and the northern area, to City Care Ltd, were awarded last month).

Under the latest agreement, Fulton Hogan will be responsible for the sweeping, cleaning, maintenance and resurfacing of all roadsides, roadways, kerb and channel and footpaths, median strip maintenance, the emptying of litter bins, litter pick-up, verge mowing and the upkeep of signs and road markings.

It covers all roads within the city’s Burwood/Pegasus and Hagley/Ferrymead wards, aside from those within the four avenues.

These new contracts mean the Council only has to deal with the main contractor for each area, says Don Munro, the Council’s manager of transport and city streets. By pulling together work that had been spread among a number of contracts, the Council believes more efficient, effective and consistent service will be provided, he says.

Reviews being done by the City Council in coming months include considering whether the levels of service for things like street sweeping and litter collection need to be changed, Mr Munro says. “We have written these agreements so that if the elected members decide there should be a change in service levels, we can do that in negotiation with our new contractors without having to re-tender.”

The fourth city area, the south, cannot yet be reorganised under a single contractor because there are several contracts in that area which still have more than a year to run. Mr Munro believes the west will come into the area-wide system around the middle of 2007.

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