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Hunter’s Hill Council is set to embark on a $4million works program over the next five years after adopting a local infrastructure contribution plan.

A range of work across the local government area is scheduled and includes:

-urban design improvements in Gladesville;

-improvements to playing fields and playgrounds;

-footpath renewal in areas such as Earl Street, Woolwich Road and Ferry Street;

-preparing a Hunters Hill bicycle plan;

-seawall improvements;

-road crossing and safety improvements in locations such as Joubert Street;

-stormwater upgrades;

-sustainability and energy efficiency upgrades at sites such as Weil Park;

-plans of management for parks and reserves; and

-preparing and implementing strategies and studies for matters such as flooding and parking.

The Hunters Hill Local Infrastructure Contribution Plan 2020 updates the s94A Hunters Hill Developer Contribution Plan 2014, to reflect changes to state laws and regulations.

Council at its meeting on December 16 also reiterated its commitment to worker health and safety.

A report was received on the organisation’s use of herbicides.

The report said that Council workers apply herbicides containing glyphosate (originally sold under the brand name ‘Round Up’ and the subject of public attention due to a recent case in the United States) for the purpose of weed control.

Weed control is essential for the management of local waterways, biodiversity, property, assets and the natural and built environment.

The health and safety of Council workers and the community is taken very seriously and Council ensures that responsible practices are in place for the safe use of herbicides whilst protecting the environment, the report said.

Council staff who apply pesticides are appropriately trained and certified in accordance with legal requirements, product label directions, risk assessments and Safe Work Method Statements.

For a PDF of a ‘use of herbicides’ document go to: Hunters Hill Council’s use of herbicides

For more information about weeds go to: http://www.huntershill.nsw.gov.au/environment/bushland-and-biodiversity/weeds/

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Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400