THE City of Subiaco will replace glyphosate sprays with a safer alternative but it will leave the City 60 per cent more out of pocket.
Councillors unanimously agreed at this month’s council meeting to assign a local contractor to undergo non-chemical weed control within Subiaco.
Glyphosate weed control carried out in Subiaco parks and reserves, footpaths, road reserves, streetscapes, traffic islands, kerbs and laneways, currently costs the City $133,000 each year.
The City has now agreed to secure permanent non-chemical steam weed control, costing $212,000 – an extra $79,000 spent by the City per year in an effort to stop its use of glyphosate.
Councillor Derek Nash said the approach to rid glyphosate use within the City was a way forward and a sensible middle ground.
“Yes the non-chemical weed control is more expensive but I believe it’s money well spent – how do you put a price on the health of the community?” he said.
A 12-month successful trial was conducted by the City in July 2018.
Non-chemical steam weed control will be rolled out on January 1, 2020.
This article is by Victoria Rifici and originally posted on:
Keep up with the Latest
Subscribe and we will be in touch when there is email worthy news from our top brands!
Become a Distributor
If you would like to stock one of our top european turf brands in Australia, get in touch we would love to hear from you.