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Pesticide Notification Plan


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

Sportsfields Spraying - Friday 9 December

Council contractors will commence Black Beetle spraying on Thursday 8 December from 9am. Re-entry to the oval will be once the ovals have dried. The insecticide used will be Venom Professional

Ovals to be sprayed include;

Kingsford Smith Oval

Pottery Green Oval

Tantallon Oval

Bob Campbell Oval

Spring 2022 Spraying

Update: Council has now completed all 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

  • Aquatic Park

  • Bayview Park

  • Blackman Park - all areas excluding playing fields

  • Bob Campbell Oval picnic areas

  • Burns Bay Reserve 

  • Carlotta playground (Evelyn St)

  • Central Park

  • Charlish Park

  • Corner of Ffrench St and Bent St

  • Cullen Park

  • Cunninghams Reach (at park sign & oppo new shelter)

  • Gamma Reserve

  • Goodlet Reserve

  • Opposite Greenwich Wharf

  • Greenwich Park 

  • Greenwich Sailing Club

  • Griffith Park 

  • Hands Quarry Reserve

  • Helen St Reserve

  • Holloway Res (end of Vista St)

  • Hughes Park

  • Jago Street

  • Kellys Esp (opposite 1 Kellys Esp)

  • Kingsford Smith Oval (spraying outside oval only)

  • Leemon Reserve

  • Longueville Reserve

  • Marjorie York Playground

  • Manns Point

  • Mary Carlson Park

  • Mindarie Park

  • Newlands Park

  • Shell Park

  • Stringybark Reserve

  • St Lawrence (end of – above the baths)

  • Tambourine Bay Park

  • Turrumburra Dog Park