Chemicals to stay
A call for a non- chemical alternative to herbicide used to maintain and keep weeds under control on public open space in Rockingham has been rejected by the City of Rockingham council.
A motion put forward at the annual electors’ meeting on December 19 called on the City to conduct research into chemicals sprayed on City land, and to seek an alternative to keep weeds under control.
However, at last Tuesday’s council meeting, councillors unanimously voted in support of the City’s integrated approach to weed control because of the ineffectiveness and high cost of a nonchemical approach.
The officer’s report said moving to full nonchemical control measures was not viable because it was more time- consuming and more costly.