Weed control

How Council manages weeds

Weed management is critical to protect biodiversity and encourage indigenous flora and fauna.

Weed control is especially important along creeks and waterways, as well as in parks, garden beds, sportsfields, streets and laneways.

Council employs a range of methods to manage weeds including hand weeding, slow burning, biological control and the use of non-residual chemical herbicides, including Roundup.

Council is committed to reducing reliance on chemically-based herbicides for the control of weeds where possible and replace with environmentally sustainable alternatives.

See the Council Pest and Weed Management Policy (DOC 112Kb) for further details.

Council's no spray register

If residents do not want spraying of chemically-based herbicide to occur outside their property, they can register with Council’s no spray list. 

Email the Council Open Space team to register. Provide your name and residential street address details to register and you will receive confirmation of registration and an information brochure providing further details about the service. 

As Council needs to maintain our city and streets in a clean and relatively weed-free state, residents registering for this service are asked to assist Council by hand weeding the footpath and kerb and channel next to their property.