Under the Queensland Biosecurity Act 2014 public and private landowners have a responsibility for managing plant and animal pests (invasive species) on their land. Invasive species are a threat to agriculture, biodiversity and the community.
The Biosecurity Act requires local governments to develop a biosecurity plan for their local government area and is a key action under the Noosa Environment Strategy 2019. The Noosa Biosecurity Plan 2020 was developed in consultation with the local community. It identifies invasive species for:
The Noosa Biosecurity Plan applies to all land in the Noosa local government area.
The Plan identifies 14 management actions including continued regulation, improved knowledge on the distribution and abundance of invasive species, raising community awareness, increased management of wild dogs in koala habitat areas, climate change considerations and exploration of alternative methods of pest control.
For further information on the Noosa Biosecurity Plan 2020 and invasive species please contact Council's customer service centre 5329 6500.