Byron Shire Council.

 

You have received this information because you have either contacted Byron Shire Council in the last few years regards Council’s use of pesticides* or may have an interest in Council’s use of pesticides on Council managed land.

Supported by Council’s Directions Document (attached), Council has prepared a draft Integrated Pest Management Policy (attached) for public comment between 26 April and 7 June 2018.

Council is now consulting the community on Council’s use of pesticides and what criteria Council could consider for mapping of pesticide use exclusion and minimisation zones across the Shire.

Have your say on Council’s pesticide use:

• register for the 3 May community workshop at Mullumbimby Civic Hall 5.00-8.00pm for a 5.30pm start (bookings essential) at http://www.yoursaybyronshire.com.au/pesticide-use-on-council-lands

(limited spaces and for catering purposes. Note that a light supper with refreshments will be offered between 5.00-5.30pm)

• make a submission before 7 June by

o email to submissions@byron.nsw.gov.au

o post to PO Box 219 Mullumbimby NSW 2482.

• view the draft Policy and supporting information at http://www.yoursaybyronshire.com.au/pesticide-use-on-council-lands

Further information can be found on our factsheet attached.

Please forward this email through your networks to help ensure community across Byron Shire has an opportunity to have their say.

I look forward to meeting you and listening to your views on Council’s use of pesticides on Council managed land in the near future.

Kind regards

* Definition of pesticides covers, bactericides baits, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, lures, rodenticides and repellents. Pesticides are used in commercial, domestic, urban and rural environments.

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