Pesticide Use Notification Plan

Council’s Pesticide Use Notification Plan has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the NSW Pesticides Regulation 2017. Its purpose is to inform the community about pesticide applications in outdoor public places owned or controlled by Kyogle Council.

Pesticides are chemicals used to kill pests and minimize their impact on agriculture, health, and other human interests. They are classified based on the organisms they target, such as fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, molluscicides, nematicides, rodenticides, algaecides, and include baits and repellents.

Council ensures that staff and contractors follow best management practices when applying pesticides in public places. This includes using pesticides as directed on the product label, considering weather conditions, observing the public’s use of the space, and protecting personal and others’ health with appropriate equipment.

Council primarily uses herbicides for weed control and insecticides for managing insect pests. Location, seasonal conditions, and weather greatly influence pest control work.

The Plan outlines how Council will notify the community about pesticide applications in public places it owns or controls. It describes:

  • what public places are covered by the Plan
  • who regularly uses these public places and estimated level of use
  • how and when Council will provide the community with information about its pesticide applications in public places
  • 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.

View the Plan