How Randwick City Council controls weeds
Our weed control programs aim to control weed growth and spread throughout Randwick City through the following measures.
Under the Biosecurity Act 2015 we have a duty to take action against any biosecurity risks. These include controlling and eliminating priority weeds. These weeds can negatively affect our health, economy and environment. Here are some things we do to manage them:
- Identify priority weeds which pose a threat to the community and environment.
- Map the location and extent of priority weeds within the Randwick Local Government Area.
- Prioritise and target specific weed species by employing the most appropriate control measures which will least affect the environment, but satisfactorily control the specific weed infestation.
- Ensure early detection of, and rapid action against new weed problems.
- Enforce the provisions of the Biosecurity Act 2015 in the Local Government Area.
- Educate the local community about the identification, effects and problems caused by noxious weeds and their obligations under the Biosecurity Act.
- Encourage and participate a regional approach to weed control incorporating the principles of Total Catchment Management by all local authorities for legislation, funding and control techniques.
We have a shared ‘General Biosecurity duty’ to look after our environment and community. Your help is needed to protect against priority weeds. Here are some things you can do:
- Be aware of priority weeds
- Notify us if you see them
- Work with us - we may look into areas on your property if there are reports of priority weeds there. We’ll work with you to identify and eliminate them
Biosecurity Act 2015 and other resources
The Biosecurity Act 2015 has useful information about managing biosecurity risks. You can also read about how we aim to spread the word and action this vision in our area - Greater Sydney Regional Weed management plan 2017-2022.
For more information:
- Biosecurity Act 2015 Fact sheet DPI
- New South Wales Biosecurity Strategy 2013 - 2021
- Greater Sydney Regional Strategic Pest Animal Plan