It is everybody’s responsibility to control weeds on their land.
All residents have a General Biosecurity Obligation (GBO) under Queensland’s Biosecurity Act 2014. This means that you need to ensure that your activities do not spread a pest, disease or contaminant issue and that you:
- take all reasonable and practical steps to prevent or minimise each biosecurity risk
- minimise the likelihood of the risk causing a biosecurity event and limit the consequences of such an event
- prevent or minimise the adverse effects the risk could have and refrain from doing anything that might make harmful effects worse.
For information on weed control legislation, declared classes of weed species and how to identify weeds visit Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website.
The Queensland Herbarium website provides a step by step guide on how to collect and send specimens for identification.
Council manages weeds on Council reserves and properties and waterways across the region.
You can join the battle against weeds by learning to identify weeds species and managing weeds on your property. Council offers Voluntary Conservation Programs (including Bushcare and Land for Wildlife) that provide the community with opportunities to learn about our environment and conservation.
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