Weeds to cop a spray

MORE than $20,000 will be spent on tackling weeds on crown land around Albury.

The funding has been flagged as part of a state government package of more than $120,000 that will bankroll land reserve projects across the Albury electorate.

The biggest slice of $48,134 will be used to build a disabled toilet block at the Culcairn Showground, which is home to the town’s football and cricket clubs.

The $20,250 going to the Crown Lands Reserve Trust will be used to map where there are infestations in the Albury ranges and set up an eradication program.

The Albury Council is also receiving $5000 to tackle infestations of freesias that have escaped from gardens into six hectares of Nail Can Hill.

And $23,000 will be spent on wild dog baiting and trapping at Wymah and Tooma.