Data relating to Council's use of chemical herbicides

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Dear Cairns Regional Council,

Please provide a response to these Freedom of Information requests.

Provide the names of chemical herbicides used, and quantities used over the last 5 years from council operators and contractors operating under contract for Council.

Provide a copy of the Council’s policy and procedures relating to the use of chemical herbicides by Council or Council appointed contractors before, during and after rainfall.

Provide your data on how you have determined safety to the environment in relation to Council’s chemical herbicide spray programs.

Provide your data on how you have determined safety to the public in relation to Council’s chemical herbicide spray programs.

Provide your data on how you have determined safety to the Council’s employees who are spraying the chemical herbicides.

Provide data showing that chemical herbicide treatments are a sustainable and ecologically friendly method of weed control.

Provide your policy and procedures that reduce the exposure to the public and reduce the risk of bare foot children or members of the public from walking on areas that have been freshly treated with wet chemical herbicide product.

Provide your policy and procedures for notifying and informing the public of what was sprayed and when an area was sprayed.

Provide your data and research that shows the degree and quantity of run-off from chemical herbicides being sprayed by Council and/or Council appointed contractors including glyphosate-based herbicides into any drainways that lead into the Great Barrier Reef.

Yours faithfully,

Spray Free FNQ

Cairns Regional Council

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RTI IP, Cairns Regional Council

Hi Spray Free FNQ,

I wanted to inform you Council is currently in the process of collating what documentation we have to release administratively. When the documentation has been collated, I'll send you through what Council has.

Kind regards,

Tayla Scott | RTI Officer
Cairns Regional Council
Phone: 4044 3114
[email address] | cairns.qld.gov.au
PO Box 359, 119-145 Spence St, Cairns Q 4870

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