Applies from Wed 22 Apr 2020, 10.25am to Sun 28 Jun 2020, 9.19am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Jun 2020, 2.21pm.
Other planned events: Aerial spraying of bitou bush
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting an aerial herbicide spraying operation between Monday 11 May 2020 and Sunday 28 June 2020. For public safety, the areas being treated will be closed temporarily on the day they are sprayed. Advice on specific areas to be temporarily closed will be provided a week before spraying.
This spraying program is being carried out to control bitou bush on headlands and beaches in:
- Booti Booti National Park
- Saltwater National Park
- Tomaree National Park
- Myall Lakes National Park (including Broughton Island)
- Khappinghat Nature Reserve
- Stormpetrel Nature Reserve (completed)
- Little Broughton Island Nature Reserve (completed)
- Some adjoining Crown Lands
The program is expected to take 8 to 10 days to complete, dependant on weather conditions.
Spraying is planned in the following areas:
- Tuesday 2 June to Monday 8 June 2020 inclusive - no aerial spraying will be undertaken.
The herbicide used 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.
For more information, call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.