City of Subiaco reduces glyphosate use

City of Subiaco is in the process of securing permanent non-chemical weed control.
City of Subiaco is in the process of securing permanent non-chemical weed control.

CITY of Subiaco is in the process of securing permanent non-chemical weed control to reduce its glyphosate use.

Councillors agreed unanimously at a council meeting on Tuesday to further endorse the work already started by the City to minimise glyphosate use.

The City has sprayed parks and reserves, footpaths, traffic islands, kerbs and laneways with glyphosate products.

Councillor Stephanie Stroud launched a motion on Tuesday for the City to provide a report or workshop on non-chemical weed control in Subiaco.

Mayor Penny Taylor said the City had already been trialling hydrothermal weed control in the past 12 months along Rokeby Road after council agreed to an Elected Members Motion in 2018.

She said later the motion endorsed actions already underway by the City of Subiaco.

Cr Stroud said earlier: “This is the first time I’ve heard the City has raised the fact and it’s prepared to do a report or workshop, which has kind of hijacked my Elected Members Motion.”

An updated report will be provided in December, with a presentation on recommendations by February or March.