Buloke Shire Council’s Home Maintenance Services provides assistance with minor repairs, maintenance or cyclical work to your home, garden or yard so that it remains in a safe and habitable condition and to ensure your safety, security and well-being.
Preventative and cyclical maintenance can include:
General garden and lawn maintenance;
- Minor maintenance and repairs;
- Repairs to fly wire screens;
- Trimming and pruning trees (if it is a safety issue).
For access and safety purposes, work can include:
- Installation of safety rails;
- Smoke detector checks;
- Light bulb replacement;
- Installation of key safes;
- Some anti-slip measures.
To receive Home Maintenance Services you will need to be assessed by Council’s Home and Community Care (HACC) Coordinator. An assessment by an occupational therapist is required for the installation of grab rails, ramps, shower rails or special taps.
The HACC Coordinator can also provide you with information about other appropriate subsidised home maintenance services, such as the Department of Human Services’ Aids and Equipment Program
and Home Renovation Service
Note that you will be responsible for the purchase of any materials required to undertake work and for any costs associated with removing rubbish. Our staff will discuss this with you before commencing work.