Noxious Weeds

A weed is any invasive plant that is declared noxious under the Biosecurity Act 2015. To be declared noxious, the weed must have a detrimental impact on human or animal health, the environment or agriculture.

Managing Noxious Weeds

In order to restrict the spread of serious weeds Council is authorised to request land occupiers to control noxious weeds on their properties.

Local Weeds 

Common Name Botanical Name
Alligator Weed Alternanthera philoxeroides      
Boneseed Chrysanthemoides monilifera
Blackberry Rubus fruticosus (agg.spp.)
Bridal Creeper Asparagus asparagoides
Castor Oil Plant Ricinus communis
Chilean Needle Grass Nassella neesiana
Fountain Grass Pennisetum setaceum
Green Cestrum Cestrum parqui
Horsetail Equisetum species
Lantana Lantana species
Long-leaf Ludwigia Ludwigia longifolia
Ludwigia Ludwigia peruviana
Mexican Feather Grass Nassella tenuissima
Pampas Grass Cortaderia spp.
Pellitory/Asthma Weed Parietaria judaica
Prickly Pears Cylindropuntia spp. and Opuntia spp.
Privet - Broadleaf Ligustrum lucidum
Privet - Narrowleaf Ligustrum sinense
Rhus Toxicodendron succedaneum
Salvinia Salvinia molesta
Willows Salix spp

Pesticide Use Notification Plan

The Pesticide Use Notification Plan includes information about pesticide applications made to outdoor public places, which are owned or managed by Council. We ensure that any pesticides are applied in a safe and responsible way.

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