Southern Queensland councils scramble to keep grass down after rain
By Peter Gunders,
Monday January 18, 2021 – 06:50 EDT
Mowing crews are being pushed to the limit in the state’s south.
Councils in southern Queensland are urging locals not to mow public land as green grass turns parks into jungles after years of drought.
Southern Downs Regional Council Mayor Vic Pennisi had not used his mower for more than 12 months, but it has copped a flogging over the past 10 days thanks to recent rain.
He said he had been fielding complaints from locals about the state of public spaces, but noted that the rain was…