Council encourages residents to help with the eradication of weeds from the footpaths and nature strips.
The Council team has an extensive annual program of spraying unsealed footpaths, nature strips, verges and parks and is strongly committed to ensuring the biodiversity of the region and plays significant role in the weed and pest management of the Willyama Common and Living Desert. Council is active in the control and eradication of introduced weeds such as African Boxthorn, Mesquite, Camel Thorn, Bathurst Burr, Nogoora Burr and Prickly Pear and also provides general weed control throughout the Living Desert, such as the spraying of mesquite and other noxious weeds.
However, while the rain is fantastic for the region's wildflowers, encouraging visitors to the City and region, Council's environmental commitment to successfully eradicate weeds from the City's extensive footpath and nature strip network is now stretched beyond its resources.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
If you have weeded your nature strip, Council will collect the weeds FREE OF CHARGE each Tuesday and Thursday. Please do not sweep the weeds into the gutter. Leave them in piles on the nature strip. To book in your pick up call the Infrasturcture Department on (08) 8080 3362.