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(24/3/17) Upcoming weed spraying

Licenced contractors will be carrying out weed spraying from Monday 27 March until the end of April (weather permitting) at South Beach and Leighton Beach Reserves.

Part of this work includes a Pyp grass eradication trial in partnership with Perth NRM, Coastal and Marine Program. Pyp grass is an introduced species and is considered one of the worst environmental weeds in Western Australia. 

Infestations reduce biodiversity, and the shallow root structure of the grass means that dunes are more susceptible to erosion. The impact of spraying is being monitored and revegetation will occur at an appropriate time to be determined.

Please follow the advice set out in signs placed in key locations around the spraying areas.