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EMS part of Victoria Level Crossing feature in national construction industry journal

By Jennifer Lumsden, June 25 2020

The latest edition of the Australian National Construction Review features Enviro Management Services as part of the Victorian Level Crossing segment. Here’s part of the article.

Marriott Support Services provides employment opportunities for people with disability in the rewarding area of landscaping and horticulture within Enviro Management Services (EMS).

As a certified social enterprise, EMS’s success can be easily determined by the great demand for their professional services from government, local councils and the private sector. EMS successfully undertook a large landscaping and maintenance project at Seaford, as part of the Melbourne Level Crossings Removal Project

Divisional Manager for EMS, Raymond Lee says the Seaford contract involves planting and maintaining 110,000 plants over a 2km distance on either side of the rail line between Station Street and Bardia Avenue.

EMS has also planted out and turfed the playground which is also a part of the Seaford redevelopment.

“We had up to 10 of our employee’s onsite at any time depending on the program requirements. All work is supervised by our Project Managers and trained Horticulturists,” said Raymond.

“All employees involved in the project gain valuable experience in all aspects of preparing the ground for planting, selection of plants varieties, mulching and after-planting maintenance.”

The range of landscaping services offered by EMS includes construction, grounds maintenance, bushland management, broadacre and specialist mowing, along with weed control. “We are presently
contracted with Melbourne Water, South East Water, Department of Human Services along with several of Melbourne’s local councils, providing grass cutting and maintenance services,” Raymond said.

EMS assists companies to reach their social procurement goals set by the Victorian Government for the employment of people with disability.

Check out the full article on page 76

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