Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Newest Weedbuster on the Block

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Newest Weedbuster on the Block

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IT WILL be a busy few months ahead for Clarence Valley CouncilCOs newest weeds officer Shane Landrigan, who started work here this week after one of the biggest floods in the Clarence on record.

Shane is no stranger to them though as he grew up in Grafton and has spent the past five years working for Brisbane City Council, but he was still pretty excited to be back on home soil despite the testing weather.

C[pounds sterling]I was in the process of moving back down here when the floods hit last week,C[yen] he said.

Shane has spent the week with former weeds officer Bill Jordon who came out of retirement to show him around and introduce him to land- owners.

Bill has been in charge of the C[pounds sterling]Grafton and west ofC[yen] area since 2004 before officially retiring in September last year and handing over his turf to Shane this week.

Bill said it is always busy after a flood as seeds from invasive weeds like tropical soda apple are washed down the river. …

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