Notification of Pesticide Use

Public notification is based on the principle that, people who live and work in an area have a basic right to know when public places in the area are treated with pesticides.

More information on pesticide use notification is available from the NSW Environment and Protection Authority’s website at:

www.epa.nsw.gov.au/pesticides/pesticide_notification.htm

To comply with the regulations Snowy Monaro Regional Council is reviewing a Pesticide Use Notification Plan that sets out how, when and where it will notify the general public of any recent or intended pesticide applications to prescribed public places under its control.

Final Pesticide Use Notification Plan(PDF, 509KB)

Current Notification For Pesticide Use

Snowy Monaro Regional Council wish to inform the general public that pesticide use will be in accordance with the below notification.

SNOWY MONARO REGIONAL COUNCIL NOTICE OF PESTICIDE USE: for the period 10 September 2021 to 30 June 2022

Notice is given pursuant to Part 5 of the Pesticides Regulation 2017, that Snowy Monaro Regional Council will be carrying out the following herbicide applications on roadsides, reserves, operational lands and selected Crown lands within the Snowy Monaro Region:

  • Flupropanate products for the control of Serrated Tussock, African Lovegrass, Chilean Needle Grass, Coolatai Grass and other exotic, perennial grass weeds.
  • Glyphosate 450 for the control of exotic, perennial grass weeds as detailed above; in addition to the non-selective control of general weeds around guideposts, signs, under guardrails and in urban situations.
  • Roundup bioactive or alternative aquatic approved Glyphosate formulation for the non-selective control of weeds in aquatic situations.
  • Grazon Extra, Stinger or Metsulfuron-methyl products for the control of woody weeds, including but not limited to Sweet Briar, Blackberry, St John’s Wort and Scotch/English Broom.
  • MCPA or Dicamba formulations for the control of Thistles.
  • Bromoxynil for the control of Fireweed.

In light of community concerns regarding the use of Glyphosate products in public areas, Council is continually investigating the use of Glyphosate alternative products in identified sensitive areas of the Snowy Monaro region.  Pesticide use notifications specific to these applications will be posted on-site in accordance with Council’s Pesticide Use Notification Plan. Please contact Council on 1300 345 345 for more information.


Contact Us

For any inquiries

COOMA

Phone: 1300 345 345
Email: Weed Control and Vegetation
In Person: 81 Commissioner Street Cooma NSW 2630
Mail: PO Box 714 COOMA NSW 2630

BERRIDALE

Phone: 1300 345 345
Email: Weed Control and Vegetation
In Person: Basalt Street, Berridale, NSW 2628

BOMBALA

Phone: 1300 345 345
Email: Weed Control and Vegetation
In Person:  71 Caveat Street Bombala NSW 2632

Pesticides and the community

The NSW Environmental Protection Authority has introduced an obligation whereby public authorities such as local Councils and Government Agencies are required to notify the community when they use or allow the use of pesticides in public places that are owned or controlled by the public authority.

The requirements are described in the Pesticides Regulation 2017