Good news for concerned residents, with confirmation that the aerial spraying of 9ha of Bitou bush on private property near Gerringong will not be with a glyphosate.
Glyphosates, like Round Up, are suspected of being carcinogenic. The chemical being used is Brush-Off, which is not a glyphosate, but an unscheduled, lower risk herbicide.
The operation is part of bi-annual aerial spray control program by the Illawarra District Weeds Authority, jointly owned by Kiama, Shellharbour and Wollongong Councils.
The spraying will be on coastal cliff line to the north and south of Gerringong.
On the day of spraying, in late June, the Authority’s employees will ensure that all access roads and walkways are closed with restricted public access to spray zones during operations.