The Biosecurity Act 2015 outlines a General Biosecurity Duty. What does this mean?
The general biosecurity duty supports the principle of shared responsibility. This means that everyone is doing what is reasonable for them to do to prevent, eliminate or minimise Priority Weeds.
Under the Biosecurity Act 2015, the biosecurity risks posed by all plants are assessed using a weed risk assessment. The outcome of this assessment then determines the actions need to manage the risk.
Council’s weed management focuses on achieving:
Council hopes to achieve these by:
Together, NSW Biosecurity Act 2015 (which reappealed the Noxious Weeds Act 1993), the Local Biosecurity Weeds Policy(PDF, 197KB) and the Local Priority Weed Management Plan 2019 - 2024(PDF, 2MB) provide a clear framework for protecting our border against Weed Biosecurity risks.
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High Priority Weeds
Other Priority Weeds
Weeds on Private Property
Local Biosecurity Weeds Policy(PDF, 197KB)
Local Priority Weed Management Plan 2019-2024(PDF, 2MB)