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Mowing has paused to permit the spraying of Giant Parramatta grass in some local locations.

Giant Parramatta grass is a tall, aggressive perennial grass (native to tropical Asia) that poses an emerging threat to our local dairy industry.

It invades pastures and replaces productive grass types used for grazing. Giant Paramatta Grass is currently in seed, which means it can be easily spread by water, wind and machinery.

The Illawarra District Weeds Authority is currently spraying for GPG.

While this is underway, the council have halted our mowing of roadside vegetation to help make this operation as effective as possible.

Perhaps they might move mowing operations to other public areas with long grass due to the wetter than usual late summer.

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