The Florida Road UIP team understands the importance of paying attention to the finer details when it comes to public space management. Over the past few weeks, our operational Cleaning, Greening, and Maintenance teams have been busy attending to a ‘back-to-basics’ drive in the precinct.

An in-depth audit of the precinct has been conducted, which identified shortfalls in routine maintenance, damaged public realm infrastructure, and a public realm facing private property defects. Interventions addressable by our Ops team have been earmarked for immediate resolution while large projects have either been reported to the Municipality or added to the UIP Special Projects schedule. The back-to-basics drive also aims to address maintenance backlogs leftover from the hard lockdown where the level of municipal service delivery reduced significantly.

“Focusing on the small details adds up to make a public space more appealing, safer and adds value to the experience of place. The back-to-basics campaign puts further emphasis on our commitment to doing this with a clear outline of tasks that will ensure nothing goes amiss and further enhances our precinct,” said Andrew Fynn, Florida Road Urban Improvement Precinct, precinct manager.

The Florida Road UIP team back-to-basics drive focused on:

  • Clearing and maintenance of the northern passage leading into Florida Road

Working their way down the entire expanse of the road:

  • Maintaining tree bowls
  • Repotting plants
  • Removing low hanging branches
  • Ensuring the verges are constantly weeded
  • Putting up signage to deter illegal dumping and removal of illegal posters

The process is ongoing and already making a massive difference in keeping Florida Road looking in ship shape. Well done team!

MAIN IMAGE – tree bowl maintenance

IMAGE ABOVE: potting plants along Florida Road

IMAGE ABOVE: clearing the northern passage leading onto Florida Road

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