Between Monday 5 August and Friday 6 September, we will be carrying out our annual weed management program.

The program has been designed to control weeds in turf in some parks, gardens and sportsgrounds across Boroondara. 

The aim of the program is to: 

  • reduce the spread of weed seed
  • provide a safer playing surface for people using our sportsgrounds
  • improve the appearance of our parks and green spaces
  • improve the health and quality of turf.

A part of this program is to spray selective herbicides. The herbicides used are regulated under the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Act to ensure that they do not pose an unacceptable risk to human health and the environment.

For information regarding pesticide regulatory process, please visit the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority website.


Signage will be clearly displayed in the park advising the dates that spraying is planned to take place. Once a site has been sprayed, signage will be updated to notify you when this occurred.

Separate signage will be displayed while spraying is underway. 

Parks and sportsgrounds to be sprayed

The following parks and sportsgrounds will be sprayed between Monday 5 August and Friday 6 September, weather permitting:

  • Anderson Park
  • Ashburton Park
  • Balwyn Park
  • Beckett Park
  • Bowen Gardens
  • Burwood Reserve
  • Camberwell Sports Ground
  • Canterbury Sports Ground
  • Central Gardens
  • Cooper Reserve
  • Deepdene Park
  • Dorothy Laver Reserve 
  • Eric Raven Reserve
  • Fairview Park
  • Ferndale Park
  • Fordham Gardens
  • Frog Hollow Reserve
  • Glenferrie Oval
  • Gordon Barnard Reserve
  • Grace Park
  • Greythorn Park
  • H A Smith Reserve
  • Hartwell Sports Ground
  • Hays Paddock
  • Highfield Park
  • Howard Dawson Reserve
  • Leigh Park
  • Lewin Reserve (formerly Burke Road South Reserve)
  • Lynden Park
  • Macleay Park
  • Markham Reserve
  • Myrtle Park
  • Nettleton Park
  • Outer Circle Linear Park - Abercrombie Street to Whitehorse Road
  • Patterson Reserve
  • Rathmines Reserve
  • Read Gardens
  • Riversdale Park
  • Sir William Angliss Reserve
  • St James Park
  • Victoria Park
  • Victoria Road Reserve
  • Wallen Road Reserve
  • Warner Reserve
  • Watson Park
  • Willison Park
  • Willsmere Park
  • Yarra Bank Reserve

More information

If you would like any further information regarding this program, please call 9278 4444 or email [email protected].