Vegetation & Priority Weeds


Lockhart Shire consists of cropping, grazing, recreational, forest and nature reserve lands. Priority weed control within all areas of the Shire needs to be coordinated effectively and efficiently. Without such practices, invasive weed infestations will rapidly increase, resulting in local productivity becoming restricted and local environment being devalued.

Lockhart Shire Council supports an extensive priority weeds control program, employing an inspector, weed spray operator and contractors to meet seasonal demands.

If you would like any information regarding:

  • weed infestation
  • weed management
  • seasonal control options

Please contact Council’s Environmental Officer, Tracey Geppert at the Lockhart Shire Council office. Further information regarding priority weeds can be found by contacting Riverina Weeds Action Group. 


Council has developed the Pesticide Use Notification Plan based on the principle that members of the community should have access to information on local pesticide use so that they can reduce their exposure should they so wish. The plan has been amended and adopted by Council at its meeting held on 117 February 2014. Anyone wishing to obtain a copy of the plan can download a copy from the following link Pesticide Use Notification Plan

Council has on ongoing weed control program, which involves the use of pesticides on Council-owned and managed land within the Shire.

The following areas will be sprayed for weeds from June 2017 to June 2018:

– Lockhart Shire Roads

– Council-managed crown reserves, parks and gardens

– Gravel Pits

– Waste Facilities

The following weeds will be spot sprayed:

  • African boxthorn
  • Bathurst burr
  • Blackberry
  • Bridal creeper
  • Cape tulip
  • Coolatai grass
  • Green cestrum
  • Horehound
  • Prairie ground cherry
  • Silverleaf nightshade
  • Spiny burrgrass
  • St Barnaby’s thistle
  • St John’s wort
  • Sweet briar
  • Wild radish
  • Seasonal weeds Khaki weed, Caltrop, etc.)

The following chemicals will be used to treat the above mentioned weeds:

– Glyphosate (Roundup)

– Metsulfuron Methyl (Ally)

– Triocolpyr, Picloram (Grazon)

– MCPA (Kamba M)

For further information please contact Council’s Director of Engineering & Environmental Services at the Lockhart Shire Council Office on (02) 6920 5305.