WHAT IS THE PESTICIDE USE NOTIFICATION PLAN?
As a result of the requirements to the Pesticides Regulation 2009, the Blue Mountains City the Council as a public land manager is required to have in place a Pesticide Use Notification Plan. The plan outlines how the Council will notify members of the community about the use of pesticides in the public places that it owns or manages.
The second 3-year review of the Pesticide Use Notification Plan has now been finalised after completing internal consultation with operational staff. A number of minor refinements have consequently been made to the 2010 Plan to produce draft Pesticide Use Notification Plan 2015
The adoption of this reviewed plan will guide the Council’s staff and contractors in how they will continue to notify members of the community of pesticide use in public places throughout the Blue Mountains LGA.
It will also build on the Council’s existing notification processes allowing the Blue Mountains community to make better informed decisions on how they can avoid exposure to pesticides which are utilised as part of pest species control programs in the Blue Mountains Local Government Area.
It should be noted that the plan does not apply to private land holders who are not required to give notification or for other public land management agencies or authorities within the Blue Mountains LGA as they will be covered through the Pesticide Use Notification Plans developed by the individual land management agencies.
Consultation has concluded.