Covid-19 Corona Virus Response

Hawkesbury River County Council Covid-19 (Corona Virus) Public Information Update HRCC is a local government organisation that functions as a local weed control authority. The majority of our work is conducted in open space environments such as parks and roadsides. As a result of Covid-19 we have however made a number of changes to our … Read more

The Sinking of the Weedosaurous

On Sunday 8 February 2020, after over 200mm of rain in 24 hours, our Aquatic Weed Harvester “The Weedosaurous” was sunk by rapidly rising floodwaters. It was berthed at Nepean Rowing Club in Penrith, having been in action just before Xmas removing aquatic weeds from the rowing course. It was berthed by two steel chains … Read more

The Cost of Weeds In Australia

This recent Centre for Invasive Species report examines the economic costs of weeds to Australia. The startling conclusion is that it is an overall impost of $5 billion annually (that’s almost $14 million a day!). Of which, 90% of this cost is borne by agriculture, representing a tremendous burden on that sector. Ross McCloud’s report … Read more

HRCC Community Event

This is free event, but please RSVP by sending a message via our Contact Us page. Download the flier for the event here. Download the Draft Priority Weeds Plan. Download the condensed version of the HRCC Priority Weeds List Sept 2017 Additional info: NSW Department of Primary Industries – Weeds Biosecurity ENC_GM7_biosecurity terms-and-definitions-accessible ENC_GM7_General-Biosecurity-Duty

New Weeds Research – Hygiene Practice

Project team:  Sonia Graham, Nicholas Gill, Rebecca Cross,  Viveka Simpson, Eli Taylor and Sarah Rogers Weed hygiene supports weed control efforts and prevents the spread of weeds.  Weed management guidelines emphasize the importance of weed hygiene. However, little is known about the weed hygiene knowledge and practices among private landholders, public land managers, weed contractors … Read more

One of the world’s worst weeds removed from site at Penrith

Environmental contractors Total Earth Care have completed a project to remove the invasive weed Kudzu from a site in Penrith, Hawkesbury River County Council (HRCC) General Manager, Chris Dewhurst announced today. “Costing nearly $70,000 the project was funded from a number of sources including the NSW Government’s Weeds Action Program,” Mr Dewhurst said. “Kudzu is … Read more