Use of glyphosate products

The following statement can be attributed to Acting Director City Services Rod Thomas

councils across Australia use glyphosate as an important tool to help conserve
and enhance the environment and maintain public spaces. It
allows councils to tackle invasive weeds that would otherwise threaten valuable
natural assets and habitats.

Current Australian
standards state that glyphosate can be used safely. The latest advice from
Australian Government agency Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines
Authority (APVMA) states that glyphosate can be used by councils, provided the products are registered
with the APVMA and used according to the label instructions.

The City
seeks to minimise our use wherever possible and has strict controls over where
and when it can be used. We regularly
review our procedures and precautions for all chemicals, with the health and
safety of our employees and the wider community our top priority.

The City
is supportive of the Victorian Government’s review into how glyphosate products
are used for its public land management.

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