The aim of this plan is to meet the community’s right to know about pesticide applications made to outdoor public places that are controlled by Lane Cove Council, in accordance the Pesticides Regulations 2017 and Lane Cove Council Pesticide Notification Plan adopted 2019. The plan allows members of the community to take action to avoid contact with pesticides, if they wish.
The plan sets out how the Council will notify the community of pesticide applications it makes to public places. The plan describes:
- 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 (i.e. what notification arrangements will be used)
- how the community can access this plan and get more information about Council’s notification arrangements
- contact details for anyone wanting more information on the plan.
Pesticide Notification Plan
Spring 2022 Spraying
Council contractors will commence Broadleaf Weed and Bindii Spraying in some parks and open spaces in mid-September. This timeframe allows for working with changes in weather. The herbicide to be used for small parks and open spaces will be Stadium.
Notification signs will be put out at the major entrances to the parks at least one week before spraying. The time of spray will be updated immediately prior to the pesticide application and remain in place until the park is reopened for public use later that day. The public is requested to follow on-site signage and not to use the parks on the day until re-entry is permitted.
We are aware that our open spaces are important places for locals and are doing our best to minimise the disruption while this annual process is carried out.
Parks and open spaces to be sprayed include:
106 Tambourine Bay Road
Blackman Park - all areas excluding playing fields
Bob Campbell Oval picnic areas
Burns Bay Reserve
Carlotta playground (Evelyn St)
Corner of Ffrench St and Bent St
Cunninghams Reach (at park sign & oppo new shelter)
Opposite Greenwich Wharf
Greenwich Sailing Club
Hands Quarry Reserve
Helen St Reserve
Holloway Res (end of Vista St)
Kellys Esp (opposite 1 Kellys Esp)
Kingsford Smith Oval (spraying outside oval only)
Marjorie York Playground
Mary Carlson Park
St Lawrence (end of – above the baths)
Tambourine Bay Park
Turrumburra Dog Park