Controlling Weeds & Privet
Spring Weed Spraying
As part of our ongoing maintenance program, Council officers spray sporting fields, reserves and parks for Bindii, Clover and Broadleaf weeds during Spring.
The spray used is Spearhead – a herbicide that is considered safe to walk on once dry. Council officers will remain on site until this is the case. Council's Pesticide Use Notification Plan and Calendar is available here.
Privet is a weed that dominates bushland areas in the Shire, particularly in moist and fertile environments. It is a declared Class 4 priority weed which means that the growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers, spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction.
Fact Sheet - Controlling Privet(PDF, 2MB)
If you think you have privet and would like to get it identified, take a sample to a local nursery or to the Community Environment Centre on a Thursday.
For more information on how to best control Privet on your property, contact Council's Bush Regeneration Officer on +61 2 9843 0555.
Weed Management in the Hills
Under the Biosecurity Act 2015, Hawkesbury River County Council (HRCC) as the Local Control Authority for the cities of Hawkesbury, Blacktown, The Hills and Penrith, has a legal obligation to manage the biosecurity risk posed or likely to be posed by reducing the impacts of Priority Weeds.
Department of Primary Industries
Local Land Services
Weed Control - https://www.lls.nsw.gov.au/help-and-advice/pests,-weeds-and-diseases/weed-control