The Illawarra District Weeds Authority (IDWA) is the local weed control authority for the area of southern NSW, Australia covered by the local government areas of Wollongong City, Shellharbour City and Kiama Municipal Council.
At the NSW Weed Society Conference held in Newcastle recently, David Pomery, IDWA's Chief Weeds Officer, was announced as the winner of the 2019 Stephenson Award. This biennial prize is awarded as recognition to an individual for outstanding contribution to planning and coordinating weed management programs in NSW.
As announced by the Illawarra Shoalhaven Joint Organisation’s (ISJO) Chair Cr Gordon Bradbery earlier this week, an internal review of the proposed aerial spraying of bitou bush infestations on five sites across the Illawarra, as identified by the Illawarra District Weeds Authority (IDWA), has been undertaken.
In response to feedback from the Illawarra community over the past few days, Illawarra Shoalhaven Joint Organisation’s (ISJO) Chair Cr Gordon Bradbery has advised “I have requested a complete review to be undertaken of the proposed aerial spraying with RoundUp across targeted Illawarra sites by the Illawarra District Weeds Authority...