Pesticide Notifications

Aquatic Weed Control Notice

11 October 2017

Hawkesbury River County Council (HRCC) is the local control authority for priority weed management in the local government areas of; Hawkesbury, the Hills Shire, Penrith and Blacktown.

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, South Creek, Rickabys Creek and Redbank Creek. Weed control will be via spot spraying of registered herbicides, approved for use in aquatic situations by the APVMA under off label permit.

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will also be conducting aquatic weed control as part of this program within Cattai Creek and in the vicinity of Cattai National Park as part of this program.

The control program will be inclusive from 16 October 2017 through to 1 June 2018.

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

Chris Stanfield

Manager, Weed Operations

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.