The City of Joondalup undertakes an integrated approach to its weed management in natural areas, parks and urban landscaping areas. The City implements a number of weed control methods including the use of glyphosate a broad-spectrum, non-selective herbicide effective for the control of annual and perennial weeds. The City of Joondalup utilises herbicides in accordance with permits, regulations and label instructions applicable to the specific herbicide.

With regard to the use of glyphosate for weed management, the City is guided by the Australian Government regulator of agricultural and veterinary chemical products, the Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).

APVMA has made the following statement regarding the use of glyphosate in Australia.

Glyphosate is registered for use in Australia and APVMA approved products containing glyphosate can continue to be used safely according to label directions. Australian law requires appropriate warnings on product labels, which include relevant poisons scheduling, first aid, and safety directions detailing personal protective equipment when handling and using products containing glyphosate. The APVMA reminds all users of the importance of following all label instructions.

As the national regulator for agricultural chemicals, we continue to track and consider any new scientific information associated with safety and effectiveness of glyphosate, including the information available from other regulators.”