Vegetation & Noxious Weeds

Lockhart Shire consists of cropping, grazing, recreational, forest and nature reserve lands. Noxious weed control within all areas of the Shire needs to be coordinated effectively and efficiently. Without such practices, noxious weeds infestations will rapidly increase, resulting in local productivity becoming restricted and local environment being devalued.

Lockhart Shire Council supports an extensive noxious weeds control program, employing a noxious weeds inspector, weed spray operator and contractors to meet seasonal demands.

If you would like any information regarding:

  • weed infestation
  • weed management
  • seasonal control options

Please contact Council's Noxious Weed Inspector, Tracey Geppert at the Lockhart Shire Council office.  Further information regarding noxious weeds can be found by contacting Eastern Riverina Noxious Weeds Action Group.

Pesticide Use Notification Plan

Council has developed the Pesticide Use Notification Plan based on the principle that members of the community should have access to information on local pesticide use so that they can reduce their exposure should they so wish.  The plan has been prepared and adopted by Council at its meeting held on 12 February, 2007.  Anyone wishing to obtain a copy of the plan can download a copy from the following link Pesticide Use Notification Plan

Council has on ongoing weed control program, which involves the use of pesticides on Council-owned and managed land within the Shire.

The following areas will be sprayed for weeds from March 2016 to March 2017:

-          Lockhart Shire Roads

-          Council-managed crown reserves, parks & gardens

-          Gravel Pits

-          Waste Facilities

 

The following weeds will be spot sprayed:

-          Horehound

-          Bridal Creeper

-          African Boxthorn

-          St John’s Wort

-          Coolatai Grass

-          Seasonal weeds (Capeweed, Fleabane, Paterson’s curse, Khaki weed, Bindi/Caltrop etc.)

 

The following chemicals will be used to treat the above mentioned weeds:

-          Glyphosate (Roundup)

-          Metsulfuron Methyl (Ally)

-          Triocolpyr, Picloram (Grazon)

-          MCPA (Kamba M)

 

For further information please contact Council’s Director of Engineering & Environmental Services at the Lockhart Shire Council Office on (02) 6920 5305.