Pesticide notifications

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:

  • 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 RCC 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 RCC’s notification arrangements.
  • How future reviews of the plan will be conducted.
  • Contact details for anyone wanting more information about the plan.

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)

No spraying week ending October 13 2017

Pesticide notification week ending October 20 2017

Pesticide notification plans

Ballina Shire Council pesticide use

Byron Shire Council pesticide notification plan

Kyogle Council pesticide notification plan

Lismore City Council pesticide notification plan

Richmond Valley Council pesticide notification plan

Tweed Shire Council pesticide notification plan