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Weed Control in the Shire

Council in conjunction with the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service would like to advise that spraying operations to control Water Hyacinth in the Gingham wetlands will commence on Tuesday 16 May 2023 (weather permitting).

The chemical used is Affray 300.


For more information call Ian Schwartz - 📞6757 3222.

Herbicide Spraying Program

To ensure our parks, garden, reserves, playgrounds, sports fields, verges, nature strips and open spaces are maintained, Council will undertake selective herbicide spraying throughout the Shire to control weeds as required, and as weather conditions dictate. Notice will be given via Council’s Website, Facebook, or by local radio (98.3fm, 107.1 FM and 1530 AM).

Our Customer service standard aims to complete the following;

  • Sportsfields and Reserves will be sign-posted prior to spraying
  • Reserves with Playground areas will be sign-posted prior to spraying
  • Roadside Furniture
  • Education Centres, Nursing Homes, Community Health Centres, Kindergardens will be contacted in writing 48 hours prior to spraying

Pesticide Use Notification Plan Policy

This Pesticide Use Notification Plan Policy has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Pesticides Regulation 2009 (the regulation). Pesticides (e.g Herbicides) are used by the Council to control noxious weeds and other undesirable vegetation on roadsides and other public lands under Council jurisdiction.
Pesticides (e.g. insecticides, rodenticides) are used periodically to treat white ant and insect/vermin problems in our buildings and other structures.