Local Government Minister David Crisafulli.
Local Government Minister David Crisafulli. Lee Constable

Crisafulli praises council for clean up over holidays

QUEENSLAND'S streets and parks will be clean and rubbish free over the Christmas break thanks to a dedicated cohort of council workers, local government Minister David Crisafulli says.

While the majority of Queenslanders were enjoying a well-earned break, it would be business as usual for many council staff.

"Local councils are the backbone of communities both large and small," Mr Crisafulli said.

"Councils around the state keep providing the essential services that allow the rest of us to kick back and enjoy ourselves.

"In the good times they work hard, in the tough times like storm season, they work even harder.

"Residents expect a certain level of service and it doesn't matter what the conditions, all of the State's 73 councils are on the job rain, hail or shine.

"But it's not just rubbish; staff have been out and about checking picnic tables and mowing grass in our parks and recreation areas so they're ready for use.

"It's during the Christmas period when our favourite picnic spots come under the most strain and  it's council staff who make sure the barbecues work and the toilets flush.

"A Queensland summer wouldn't be the same without them."