Council has endorsed the public exhibition of the draft Weed Management Policy and the draft Pesticide Use Notification Plan.
About the policy
Council has developed a draft Weed Management Policy.
The purpose of this policy is to contribute to public spaces that are high-quality, welcoming and enjoyable places. The policy also outlines the methodologies to manage weeds within the Inner West.
The objectives of the policy are to:
- Demonstrate Council’s commitment to ecologically sustainable development and minimising chemical pollution by minimising the use of herbicide weed control and to use alternatives where practicable and feasible.
- Control the growth of weeds in road reserves, nature strips, parks and other public places to an acceptable level.
- Provide neat and tidy streetscapes and parks.
- Contribute to improving the Greater Sydney region’s biosecurity.
- Protect natural assets, particularly waterways and wetlands, from invasive weeds.
Council has also developed a draft Pesticide Use Notification Plan. The plan is a key aspect of weed management for the Inner West.
The plan sets out how Inner West Council will notify members of the community of pesticide applications it makes, or allows to be made, 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 spaces (i.e. what notification arrangements will be used)
- How the community can access this plan and get more information about Council's notification arrangements
- How future reviews of the plan will be conducted
- Contact details for anyone wishing to discuss this plan with Council
Have your say
Council is seeking your feedback on the draft Weed Management and the Policy Pesticide Use Notification Plan before it is considered by Council for adoption.
You are invited to provide feedback by submitting the Weed Management Policy and Pesticide Use Notification Plan submission form
Last day to provide feedback is Thursday 4 April 2019
What happens next?
The feedback received will be will be considered by Council for adoption at a meeting in April 2019. All those who provided feedback will be advised when the policy and plan are considered by Council.