Town of Bassendean re-introduces ‘No Spray’ list

Published on Thursday, 31 March 2022 at 4:20:01 PM

Council resolved to adopt more effective weed treatment methods at the March Ordinary Council meeting on Tuesday, 22 March 2022, to take effect July 2022.

The decision comes after a yearlong evaluation of steam weeding of hard surfaces in the streetscape  within the Town revealed that it is ineffective against keeping most weeds at bay.

However, the Town has introduced a ‘No Spray’ list, which means residents and ratepayers can now register for the verge adjacent to their property to be left untreated with herbicides.

In addition, the Town will continue to investigate alternative weed control methods for use in streetscapes and other locations and participate as a member of the WALGA Local Government Herbicide Use and Integrated Management Working Group.

Mayor Kath Hamilton elaborated on the decision,

“These measures are designed to integrate the Town’s weed management practices whilst trialling new emerging processes and technologies for weed management. The aim is to reduce the proliferation of weeds and associated seeds that negatively impact our environment, infrastructure, and native plants whilst keeping herbicide use to a minimum.”

The Frequently Asked Questions at the bottom of this article should answer most resident queries regarding the change in policy but for more information on the Town’s weed management approach, please refer to: Weed Management » Town of Bassendean

Sign up to the 'No Spray' list

View the Weed Treatment Map

Download the Streetscape Weed Management Frequently Asked Questions

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