Tony Abbott's gardening at Kirribilli costs us $200k

IT takes a lot of green stuff to keep Tony Abbott's official gardens blooming.

The Federal Government is spending about $200,000 a year keeping the surrounds at Kirribilli House blossoming.

A three-year contract for grounds maintenance services at the taxpayer-funded official Sydney residence of the PM costs $601,732.56.

Government tender documents, released by the Federal Opposition, shows the cost is twice that of previous contracts.

Labor Waste Watch committee head Pat Conroy said Mr Abbott was spending too much.

"Tony Abbott has doubled the price of the gardening contract for his Sydney residence, and this is in addition to the luxury renovations inside Kirribilli House," he said,

"Let's not forget that he also authorised a $6.5 million upgrade to the Lodge and spent $65,000 renting a luxury home in Canberra that he didn't spend one night in. All at taxpayers' expense."

The PM's office did not respond to a request for comment.

- APN NEWSDESK


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