City works to reduce use of herbicide

News Update 27 February 2018

The City is undertaking a trial to help reduce the amount of herbicide used to control weeds.

The trial covers weed control around hard surface areas such as footpaths, cycle ways, and kerb lines as well as drainage sumps.

In areas around schools, nursing homes and hospitals, steam technology will be used to control weeds and around shopping precincts, the organic product pelargonic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance, will be used.

For minor and distributor roads, Glyphosate Green 360 will be used.

The City’s environment team is already using steam technology to control weeds in natural areas as well as streetscape areas and the Collier Park Golf Course.

The City is committed to reducing herbicide use and this trial will assist the City in achieving this goal.

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