Lockyer herbicide program
FOR MANY property owners, pests are growing on their land just as fast as they can kill them.
Having the right equipment to effectively manage toxic weeds and other pests is far from cheap, but Lockyer Valley Regional Council is offering a helping hand to make it more achievable.
The council is loaning out spray equipment, alongside a subsidised herbicide program, in an effort to assist local landowners.
Senior pest management officer Henri Blanco said the trailers, custom built in the council’s Gatton workshop, were initially used in the wake of the 2011 and 2013 floods to help people get back on their feet.
The council was now ramping up efforts to combat pests by offering them out to the wider community.
“To get the equipment that we’re loaning out to them for nothing, you would be looking at something in the vicinity of $10,000 to $15,000 to buy that yourself,” Mr Blanco said.
“We’ve coupled that with a subsidised herbicide program where they get 50% off a particular product – that assists them to be able to make it more affordable.”
To book the equipment, phone 1300 005 872.