A Noxious Weed Control Program is underway in the Central Goldfields Shire.

Contractors will deliver a program of spraying across nature strips in Maryborough, Carisbrook, Talbot, Dunolly, Majorca, Timor and Bealiba.

The program will spray against Noxious weeds including Caltrop, Gorse, Blackberry, St John’s Wort, Boxthorn, Horehound, Spiny Rush, and Briar Rose.

Residents may see a vehicle with a spray tank and contractors with a back pack hand held spray unit in their neighbourhood and blue marker dye on the nature strip where spraying has taken place. The chemicals used are safe and there is no cause for residents to be concerned.

Some areas will be sprayed a second time, with this stage of spraying works expected to be complete in June.

The program is State Government funded – under the Roadside Weeds and Pests Program 2017-19 and the Roadside Weeds and Pests Management Program in Drought Affected Areas 2017 administered by the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning and will include a second stage of works later in 2018.

The program of spraying is being delivered as part of the Central Goldfields Shire Roadside Weed Control Plan.

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