Council undertakes weed control for the waterways of the Central Coast to manage both environmental and nationally significant weeds. Control of aquatic weeds is a legislated requirement under the Biosecurity Act 2015 and is also necessary for maintenance of our waterways and asset protection.
Herbicides containing Metsulphuron methyl and Glyphosate are applied. Glyphosate is registered for use in Australia by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority. Non-chemical methods of weed control are also utilised wherever practicable.
Signage will be clearly displayed to notify application of herbicides to waterways and will include information on the herbicide being applied, the location details, the dates and the weed Council is managing. During signposted periods, the public is advised not to use, drink or swim in the water until signage is removed.
This notification is provided in accordance with Council's Pesticide Use Notification Plan.