Council wishes to advise residents across the region that weed spraying will be undertaken. Notification is done in accordance with the Pesticide Regulation 1995. Herbicide application will occur during the months of June to December 2019 in the town and village streets and lanes, for the eradication of weeds in the road and culverts, as well as weed control in public spaces.
One of the main objective of the Biosecurity Act 2015 is to prevent the spread of noxious weeds.
Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council (CGRC) employees two Weeds Inspectors to manage and control Council’s weeds operations and to establish strategies and statements to control weeds in accordance with the Biosecurity Act 2015 within the Council region.
Our Officers carry out inspections on private property and works with Local LLS and Council to ensure weeds are managed throughout the Council area.
Weed Spraying in townships is advertised in CGRC fortnightly newsletter, snippets, Facebook, and via Council website.
Roadside weeds spraying is carried out by Council insepctors periodically thorughout the year.
Weed management is an integral part of sustainable agriculture, sound environmental management and the maintenance of biosecurity that underpins our rural industries.
Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council (CGRC), undertakes a strict weed management regime, to ensure the region is protected from the negative impact of weeds and thereby strengthening the sustainability of the natural environment, primary industries and local communities in the region.
Council is required under the Biosecurity Act 2015 to control and eradicate noxious weeds on Council owned land (roadside spray included). Privately owned land including landowners and lessees and Crown land on behalf of the State Government.
Across the CGRC region weed control is carried out for a number of reasons. Weeds of varying varieties have the ability to crowd out or restrict light to more desirable plants, draw nutrients from the soil, encourage pests and diseases that can degrade crop and stock quality. Some weeds can severely damage paths and walkways which could become hazardous to those walking on them and, if left unchecked, are very expensive to repair.
Weed control is the botanical component of pest control, which attempts to stop weeds, especially noxious or injurious weeds, from competing with desired flora and fauna, this includes domesticated plants and livestock, and in natural settings, it includes stopping non local species competing with native, local, species, especially so in reserves and heritage areas.
CGRC Weed Spraying Officers will be conducting Weed Spraying across the region from June to December 2019. This spraying program will be in Cootamundra, Gundagai and all villages and will encompass streets, laneways, road sides, culverts and various other public spaces across the region.
Pesticide Notification Plan
Please note: The CGRC Pesticide Notification Plan is a DRAFT and is awaiting adoption from Council.
Emergency Pesticides Use
Emergency applications of pesticides in public areas for problems of dangerous insect’s that pose an immediate danger of public health and safety, Council will, where possible, post signs in the vicinity of the application.
In the event of pesticide application in an emergency situation in a sensitive area to control a dangerous pest infestation, the Council will organize a door-knock (in a reasonable amount of time) prior to the application of pesticide. (see notification plan for sensitive areas in pesticide notification plan).
Please note: The CGRC Pesticide Notification Plan is still under construction and will be available for viewing when adopted.
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HELPFUL LINKS AND DOCUMENTS
Please contact the Council on 1300 459 689 for any enquiries and you will be put in contact with one of our Weeds Inspectors.