If you’ve been down to the Botany shopping strip recently, you would’ve noticed that we have been doing some work to the paving along the footpaths. We are levelling the pavers and giving them a good clean. We are also widening the area around the bases of the trees preparing them for a new decorative porous gravel surround. Once we’ve the tree surrounds, the footpaths and planter boxes will be cleaned to remove built up grime and moss. Litter bins will be freshly powder coated - half of them have already been done. Damaged seats will be replaced and others painted. Finally those planter tubs with missing plants will get some new colourful plants. All the streets throughout the City are swept and cleaned on a weekly basis and the Botany shopping strip is currently swept and cleaned each day. During this time of the year when our trees drop their leaves it means a far greater amount of cleaning up. Council has recently purchased an additional street sweeper and cleaning machine, which will enable us to increase our efforts in making our City look its best all the time.