TEN five-person teams are out disinfecting “communal touch points” throughout the Mornington Peninsula to lessen the spread of COVID-19.
The teams are being paid for by the state government through Citywide, a “physical services company” and work in conjunction with the shire’s Clean Team.
The teams are cleaning public seating, bike hoops, playground equipment, bins, pedestrian signal buttons, handrails, street furniture and bus shelters.
“This was a quick turnaround initiative of the government to support our community in feeling safe and secure in public and provide some additional support to council and business as restrictions are eased,” the mayor Cr Sam Hearn said.
“This extra cleansing and disinfecting service by Citywide is additional to our own Clean Team that patrols high profile areas and focuses on cleaning and picking up street litter. Together, both teams will help set our community up for success as restrictions ease and our public spaces become busier.”
The shire is one of 27 municipalities where Citywide teams have been sent under the state’s $500 million Working for Victoria program which matches people who have lost their jobs, including those affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19, with employers who need staff.