Weed Control

The Town of Cambridge undertakes a range of weed spraying programs throughout the year. All weed control is undertaken following the WA Health Guidelines to ensure best practice is used to minimise risk to the community. If you have any questions or concerns relating to the various programs please read our Frequently Asked Questions. Below is some further information on our programmed weed control works within the Town.

Residents can ask for a five-metre exclusion on the verges and other public areas abutting their property by filling out an online form.  Registration takes up to five business days to come into effect and all residents will need to re-register in January every year to remain on the exemption list.

All property owners/occupiers who sign the form will need to keep the kerb, footpath, and park/open space (if applicable) adjacent to their property weed-free to the same standard that will be achieved by chemical control. Failure to do so may result in the need for the Town to undertake the control by chemical means.

Streetscapes (laneways, kerbs, and footpaths)

During autumn and spring all kerbs, footpaths, and laneways in the Town are sprayed with herbicide (Glyphosate). All visible weeds are identified with an inbuilt laser guide and spot treated with a contact herbicide. The Town’s drainage sumps will also be sprayed for weed control, using the above same chemical.

 

Parks

The herbicide is used to control problematic broadleaf weeds including Bindii, Clover, and other weeds in turf in order to ensure the best quality turf surfaces on sports fields and to reduce nuisance value the public. Commencement and duration of the spraying will be weather-dependent (wind and rainfall) and usually during late winter / early spring.

Signs will be in placed at each location prior, during and for several hours after completion of spraying for the sufficient drying period.  

Natural Areas

The Town uses targetted weed control to help eliminate problematic weeds to protect the native vegetation. This is often in conjunction with revegetation of disturbed sites to improve bushland health and to comply with the Bush Fire Act 1954

 

Download the Frequently Asked Questions for more information on the program:

Weed Control FAQs(PDF, 446KB)