Applies from Tue 21 May 2019, 9.04am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jun 2019, 2.25pm.
Other planned events: Areas closed for aerial spraying program
NSW National Parks will be doing aerial herbicide spraying between Monday 3 June and Sunday 30 June 2019. For public safety, the areas being treated will be closed temporarily on the day they are sprayed. Spraying is planned in the following areas if the weather is suitable:
- On Tuesday 25 June and Wednesday 26 June 2019, spraying will be underway in Myall Lakes National Park. This will be along Bennetts Beach, Yaccaba, Corrie and Broughton islands.
- On Thursday 27 June 2019, spraying will be underway in Booti Booti National Park along 7 Mile Beach and Charlotte Headland
- On Friday 28 June and Saturday 30 June 2019, spraying will be underway in Myall Lakes National Park. This will be along Yaccaba Headland and Corrie and Broughton Islands.
The herbicide used in this program is metsulfuron methyl 600WG. NPWS staff will be present during the helicopter spray operation. Please ensure you follow the advice on all warning signs and the directions given by NPWS staff.
This spraying program is being carried out to control bitou bush on headlands and beaches in:
- Booti Booti National Park
- Myall Lakes National Park (including Broughton Island)
- Corrie Island Nature Reserve
- Stormpetrel Nature Reserve
- Little Broughton Island Nature Reserve
The program is expected to take 8 days to complete if there are suitable weather conditions. Spraying has now been completed in the Seal Rocks area of Myall Lakes National Park. Thank you to everyone for their cooperation.
For more information, please call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.