Pesticide Notification Plan
The aim of this plan is to meet the community's general right to know about pesticide applications made to outdoor public places that are owned or controlled by council. The plan allows members of the community to take action to avoid contact with 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 made by council to public places.
The plan includes:
- what public places are covered by the plan;
- who regularly uses these public places and an estimate of the level of use;
- how and when council will provide the community with information about its
pesticide applications in public places;
- how to get more information about council's notification arrangements.
Note: this plan has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Pesticides Regulation 2009 (the Regulation).
The majority of pesticide use consists of applying herbicides for weed control and applying some insecticides to manage certain insect pests. Programmed applications are completed two times per year for sports fields.
Non-programmed applications are completed for insect control as required. Non-programmed low impact pesticide namely Roundup [Glyphosate] is used widely as required.
Information on council's pesticide use can be obtained by contact Kogarah City Council's Parks Supervisor on 9330 9352.