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Pesticide Use Notification Plan for NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

The New South Wales Pesticides Regulation 2009 requires that public authorities such as the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) prepare a Pesticide Use Notification Plan (PUNP) that outlines how they will notify the community of pesticide applications in outdoor public places, which in turn allows members of the community to take action to avoid contact with pesticides.

The NPWS has updated their original plan that was published in 2006. The Pesticide Use Notification Plan for NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Regulation and finalised after public exhibition in April/May 2015.

The plan describes:

  • what public places are covered by the plan
  • who regularly uses these public places and an estimate of the level of use
  • how and when NPWS will provide the community with information about its pesticide applications in public places (i.e. what notification arrangements will be used)
  • how the community can get more information about NPWS's notification arrangements
  • contact details for anyone wanting more information on the Pesticide Use Notification Plan
  • special protection measures that will be taken if the pesticide is proposed to be used adjacent to a sensitive place
  • the information that will be provided in a notification which may include product name and purpose for which it will be used.

The plan covers all lands acquired or reserved under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.

Document to download

Pesticide Use Notification Plan for NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (PDF 319KB).

Copies of the Pesticide Use Notification Plan will also be available at the Office of Environment and Heritage Head Office Sydney CBD (Level 14, 59-61 Goulburn Street, Sydney).

Page last updated: 17 June 2015