Sunshine Coast Regional Council use Contractors to do the dirty work generally. Prior to January 2012, WH&SQ Officer David Grantham claims SCRC did not offer a WH&S Duty of Care to its Contractors. Despite this WH&SQ and the Premier Campbell Newman were more than happy for other people to risk their lives without a WH&S Duty of Care by their Governments dodgy chemical cocktail. Contractors are still forced to spray GLORICIDE and other herbicides illegally by SCRC and the Queensland Government.
The economics of it are simple, if you don’t deliberately risk your employees lives you can’t feed your family. Their are plenty of Environmental Contractors around the Sunshine Coast and elsewhere that are more than happy to risk their employees and other peoples lives knowing they are acting illegally with Poisonous Chemicals in public places.
If you complain to your SCRC Managers i.e Steve Milner, Peter Nagel, Chris Allen, John Knaggs for instance, they have already been investigated by all levels of Government and can then sit in as Selector or Chairman of the Selection Panel assessing your Contract and have you sent broke. The Ombudsman’s and CMC will turn a deliberate Blind Eye and your gone!
That’s the way it is in Queensland!
Here’s a list of SCRC Contractors that are approved to work in natural areas, many are approved to spray poisonous chemicals in public places. Not all of them spray GLORICIDE I am told, but all of them take orders from SCRC Officers, many of whom have a rather entrenched position and an absolutely disgraceful record of WH&S, Fair Trading and preventing Environmental Tree Kills. We all know what happens if you don’t agree with Council’s Chemical Cowboys!
|Contract Description:||Preferred Supplier Arrangement – Natural Resource and Waterways Services|
|Date Awarded:||January 2011|
|Successful Supplier:||In no particular order:|
Joel Morris t/as Bushland Conservation Management
Adrian L Hansen t/as Ecological Natural Area Management
Technigro Pty Ltd
Spencer Shaw t/as Brush Turkey Bushcare Services
Australian Wetlands Pty Ltd
Noosa and District Landcare Group Inc
Greening Australia Ltd
Alan and Denise Anglesey t/as Anglesey Mowing and Landscaping
R& J Opal Mines Pty Ltd t/as Aquatic Weed Harvester Australia
Steven John Riley t/as Aquatic Weed Management
Rykeba Pty Ltd t/as ArborCare Queensland
Australia Farm Forestry Pty Ltd
Austspray Environmental Weed Control Pty Ltd
Barung Landcare Association Inc.
LM Coughran & DA Roper t/as Complete Weed Management
SEQ Sustainable Eco Enterprises Pty Ltd t/as Gecko Regen
J & S Rayner t/as Habitat Support
Maroochy Waterwatch Inc.
Jevan Garrath Cole t/as Native Plant of South East Queensland
Biodiversity Australia Pty Ltd t/as Naturecall
PowerClear Pty Ltd
AM Healion and LT Healion t/as South East Land Repair
Gentwick Pty Ltd t/as Suncoast Ecologic
The Dam Doctor
Trexway Pty Ltd
If you have worked for any of these companies since 2007 and are concerned that you have been illegally exposed to herbicides you are urged to contact them and ask them what chemicals you have been exposed to so that you can seek specialist medical advice. Let us know so we can inform the rest of the community!
Dob in an Employer that uses or has used Gloricide, time to name and shame:
- Technigro Pty Ltd
Dob in an Employer that uses Herbicides illegally in and around Aquatic Areas, time to name and shame:
- Joel Morris t/as Bushland Conservation Management, uses Metsulfuron methyl across our Dunal Sites from the top of the first dune to the David Low Way and elsewhere. A wildlife carer? Shows how much he cares about the wildlife and his staff?
- Adrian L Hansen t/as Ecological Natural Area Management, some of the worst work i.e. Environmental Vandalism, I’ve seen!
Some people never learn!