Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA) has undertaken a review of SOPA's current Pesticide Use Notification Plan and have prepared an updated draft of the Plan.

The Pesticide Notification Plan has been updated to meet the changing conditions and environmental management practices at Sydney Olympic Park. It has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the NSW Pesticides Regulations 2017. The Plan describes how we will notify our community of certain pesticide applications in outdoor public places at Sydney Olympic Park. This lets members of our community take actions to avoid contact with pesticides if they wish.

The Plan applies to all outdoor lands owned, controlled or managed by SOPA that the public can access and where pesticides may be applied by us, our contractors or lessees.

What does SOPA use pesticides for?

SOPA uses pesticides to control weeds, pests and diseases at Sydney Olympic Park to assist in the conservation of native flora and fauna and to make sure our public places can continue to be used and enjoyed for years to come. Pest management programs generally focus on prevention followed by early control of new infestations.

Our approach is to use pesticides only when necessary, in an effort to protect the environment and facilities, and to minimise the potential exposure of our community to chemicals.

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