The Huon Valley Council is responsible for the management of vegetation within its road reserves in accordance with the Local Government (Local Highways) Act 1982 and Council’s Rural Roadside Vegetation – No Spray Policy. Control methods include slashing and the use of herbicide to manage vegetation growing along road verges to reduce fire hazards, improve sight distance and to ensure surface water runoff by maintaining free flowing drains.
If you do not wish Council to spray the frontage of your property you must apply to Council to be excluded from the herbicide spraying program. You may only apply for exclusion from the herbicide spraying program for the property frontage that you own or occupy.
The No Spray Register does not apply in townships or where roadside infrastructure exists such as around guard railing, barrier fencing and bridge approaches. Upon successful application, the applicant is to ensure roadside vegetation control is managed in accordance with the Rural Roadside Vegetation – No Spray Policy. If inspection shows that maintenance is not being carried out in accordance with the Policy the applicant will be notified in writing and given 30 days to carry out the required work. If the required work is not completed Council may reinstate the spray area by removal of your property from the No Spray Register.
Please note that the deadline for adding your property to the register is 31 July each year. Applications received after this date may not be included until the following year.
Prior to the start of Council’s annual spraying program registered properties will receive a reminder of the expectations of remaining on the No Spray Register. Please note that this application excludes State roads. A list of State roads can be found at https://maps.thelist.tas.gov.au/listmap/app/list/map?bookmarkId=93446.