Pesticide Notifications

Aquatic Weed Control Notice

14 Sep 2016

Hawkesbury River County Council (HRCC) is the local control authority for noxious weed management for the council areas of Hawkesbury, the Hills shire, Penrith and Blacktown local government areas

Hawkesbury River County Council will be conducting aquatic weed control along the Hawkesbury/Nepean River from Wallacia downstream to Wisemans ferry and including the tributaries – Cattai creek, Rickabys creek, South creek and Redbank creek. Weed control will be via spot spraying of registered herbicides, approved for use in aquatic situations, and under APVMA minor use permits.

National Parks and Wildlife service will be conducting aquatic weed control in conjuction with HRCC within Cattai creek and in the vicinity of Cattai National Park as part of this program.

The control program will be inclusive from 28 September 2016, through to 1 May 2017.

As part of councils service to the community, council will be exempting landholders from the obligation of aquatic noxious weed control under section 17A(4) of the New South Wales Noxious Weeds Act 1993 along the specified stretch of river and tributaries.

New South Wales Noxious Weeds Act 1993, section 17A – obligations to control aquatic weeds

(4)  A local control authority may exempt the whole or part of a watercourse, river or inland water in its local area from the operation of subsection (1) or (2), or both, if, in its opinion, the depth or width of the watercourse, river or inland water is such that, in the circumstances, it would be unreasonable to apply the provisions concerned.

For further information see or call (02)4574 9600 during office hours.

Chris Stanfield

Manager, Weed Operations

Roadside Weed Control Program May – October 2016

22 April 2016

Council will be conducting roadside control of noxious weeds along council road verges from the 2 May 2016, through to the 31st of October 2016.

Weeds treated during this time will be;

  • Boneseed
  • Mother of millions
  • African boxthorn
  • African olive
  • Green cestrum
  • Pampas grass
  • Privet
  • Blackberry
  • Alligator weed

Control of these weeds will take place via manual removal, spot spraying, basal barking or cut stump control techniques.

Weed control operations will be conducted using registered herbicides, and used in accordance to herbicide label directions and pose minimal risk to human, animal or environmental health.

Areas to be treated include; Doonside, Plumpton, Mt. Druitt, Prospect, Annangrove, Nelson, Maraylya, Maroota, South Maroota Kenthurst, Glenorie, Mulgoa, Regentville, Wallacia, Glenmore park, Orchard hills, Luddenham, Windsor, Sackville, Agnes banks, Castlereagh, East kurrajong, Kurrajong, Bilpin, Richmond, North Richmond, South Windsor and Bligh park.

IMPORTANT -  If using any herbicides around your home or property, always read the label before using any herbicide.  All chemicals MUST be used strictly in accordance with the registered label for the product.

For further information on this control program, or for general information regarding noxious weed species, please contact council on 4574 9600 or email

Pesticide Use Notification Plan

HRCC Pesticide Use Notification Policy April 2016

This plan describes how chemicals are used safely in the environment. It provides information on the public places and types of chemicals used and how the community is notified about their use. It also includes a form to register as a “chemical sensitive” individual or place.