Opinion: Bassendean council’s weedy response to glyphosate

Glad to see councillors champion safe, poison-free weed management in Bassendean.
Glad to see councillors champion safe, poison-free weed management in Bassendean.

M TWEED EM UT

THE standoff was on again at the January Bassendean Council meeting about using glyphosate weed control, despite the claimed serious health issues.

The motion was deferred.

Staff appear reluctant to use even simple weed removal alternatives such as hand weeding, hoeing, wippa snipping and heavy wire brushing in the short term.

Going further, closer examination of the weed control issues is difficult when the CEO does not permit public questions or short presentations at the audit and risk management committee meetings.

All in all, it is time for the Bassendean administration, including some councillors, to be more transparent, listen and even change their positions in response to the community’s concerns.

If certain staff and councillors cannot change, (remember the vote of no confidence in November 2016), then please step aside now for the good of us all.

DON YATES,

Success Hill.