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The Pesticide Notification Plan has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Pesticides Regulation 1995 (the Regulation). The aim of the plan sets out how Rous County Council (RCC) will notify members of the community of pesticide applications it makes or allows to be made to public places that it manages. Notification of pesticide use will allow members of the community to make informed decisions to reduce their exposure to pesticides if they wish. Council ensures that pesticides are applied to public places in a safe, responsible manner, minimising harm to the community and the environment. The plan sets out how Council will notify members of the community of pesticide applications it makes in public places.
The plan describes:
RCC administers the Biosecurity Act 2015 as a local control authority for weeds on behalf of the councils of Tweed, Ballina, Byron, Kyogle, Lismore and Richmond Valley. Council is responsible for the control of targeted weeds on all public roads, except gazetted motorways. The majority of pesticide use is limited to the application of herbicides to control targeted weeds, however environmental weeds may be treated at the request of our constituent councils.
A copy of the Pesticide Notification Plan is available for download here.
Current pesticide notifications (weather permitting)
Pesticide notifications week ending 18 September 2020
Pesticide notifications week ending 25 September 2020
Pesticide notification plans