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GSP Pesticide Use Notification Plan

Published on 18 Dec 2023

Final Pesticide Use Notification Plan

Greater Sydney Parklands (GSP) has finalised the Pesticide Use Notification Plan for Centennial Parklands.

GSP uses pesticides across the parklands estate to treat pests, weeds and diseases. Pesticides are used only when necessary in an effort to protect the environment and park assets, while minimising the public’s potential exposure to chemicals.

About pesticides

Pesticides typically used within the parklands are:

  • Selective and non-selective herbicides used for weed control, commonly applied by spray, injection or paint techniques, and sometimes by vehicle-mounted spray equipment.
  • Insecticides used in and around buildings and structures to control pests such as cockroaches, ants, wasps and spiders applied by spray treatment, or solid baits or powders.
  • Insecticides used to treat outbreaks of plant pests.
  • Solid rodenticides used within buildings and locked structures such as barbeques and irrigation boxes.
  • Selective pesticides for pest control on sports fields and turf areas, generally applied by vehicle mounted equipment.

About the Final Plan

The Final Pesticide Use Notification Plan has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Pesticides Regulation 2017 and the Pesticides Act 1999. The plan outlines when and how the community will be notified of pesticides in use across the parklands.

The Plan applies to the following areas:

  • Centennial Parklands including Moore Park and Queens Park
  • Callan Park
  • Parramatta Park including Wistaria Gardens
  • Western Sydney Parklands
  • ​Fernhill Estate

You can read the Final Plan in full here.