Pest Survey Program

Council undertakes a Biosecurity Surveillance Program on urban and rural properties across the Shire in collaboration with landholders. This activity is in accordance with Section 235 of the Biosecurity Act 2014.

Scope and purpose of the pest surveys

The legislation allows council officers to enter properties throughout the Noosa region to monitor and enforce compliance under the Act as follows:

  • monitor compliance with requirements about declared pests (plants and animals)
  • map the distribution and spread of these species.

Council officers will promote to landowners best practice in the treatment of invasive plants and animals.

Survey locations and dates

The surveillance program consists of an annual inspection each year for the period of 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2024.

The region is divided into four survey areas with a different area surveyed each quarter. Inspections will be undertaken in each area at the following times:

  • A. Survey Area 1: 1 July to 30 September each year until the end of 2024, for the localities of Cooroy, Cooroy Mountain, Tinbeerwah, Cooroibah and that part of Doonan that is within the Noosa Council boundary;
  • B. Survey Area 2: 1 October – 31 December each year until the end of 2024, for the localities of Black Mountain, Federal, and those parts of Ridgewood and Eerwah Vale that are within the Noosa Council boundary;
  • C. Survey Area 3: 1 January – 31 March each year until the end of 2024, for the localities of Kin Kin, Pinbarren, Cooran and that part of Como that is within the Noosa Council boundary; and
  • D. Survey Area 4: 1 April – 30 June each year until the end of 2024, for the localities of Pomona, Lake MacDonald, Ringtail Creek, Cootharaba and Boreen Point.

Trapping and baiting programs

Council also undertakes a range of trapping and targeted poison baiting programs for the control of pest animals throughout the Shire.

Wild Dog Control Baiting Program

The next Wild Dog Baiting Program is scheduled to occur from 31 August - 14 September 2021.

All landowners with properties within 1.5km of the baiting properties will receive a notification letter and there will be warning signs on all road areas leading into the baiting property locations and at the entrance of the baiting properties.

The wild dog baiting (1080) will occur on the following properties:

House Number

Street

Suburb

Lot Plan

144

Bates Road

COMO

2SP129690

144

Bates Road

COMO

12SP101700

56

Bates Road

COMO

1SP129690

42

Galloways Lane

COMO

3SP129690

75

Galloways Lane

COMO

4SP129690

706

Gympie Kin Kin Road

COMO

5SP129690

176

Tomkinson Rd

COOTHARABA

91MCH1228

745

Louis Bazzo Dr

COOTHARABA

1SP100439

21

Nalya Road

COOTHARABA

4SP100439

280

Dr Pages Rd

COOTHARABA

4SP149484

468

Wahpunga Lane

KIN KIN

158MCH366

393

Sister Tree Ck Rd

KIN KIN

162MCH367

468

Wahpunga Lane

KIN KIN

158MCH366

455

Wahpunga Lane

KIN KIN

4RP215958

5

Eastwell Lane

KIN KIN

9RP913595

23

Eastwell Lane

KIN KIN

10RP913595

137

Eastwell Lane

KIN KIN

11RP913595

106

Wahpunga Lane

KIN KIN

1321M37623

51

Jeremys Lane

KIN KIN

157MCH366

247

Eastern Branch Road

KIN KIN

2RP228124

63

Sheppersons Lane

KIN KIN

188MCH224

237

Sheppersons Lane

KIN KIN

1MCH4368

101

Sheppersons Lane

KIN KIN

2RP50225

900

Sheppersons Lane

KIN KIN

259MCH187

157

Moran Group Rd

KIN KIN

2RP207968

224

Moran Group Rd

KIN KIN

19MCH3283

423

Top Forestry Road

RIDGEWOOD

2RP196433

120

Happy Jack Ck Rd

RIDGEWOOD

480MCH524

312

Crawfords Rd

RIDGEWOOD

323MCH1463

687

Coles Ck Rd

COORAN

28SP219504

95

Maguires Lane

COORAN

14SP258579

32

Tomkinson Rd

COOTHARABA

4RP901392

981

Louis Bazzo Dr

COOTHARABA

3SP241374

749

Cootharaba Rd

COOTHARABA

235MCH3632

749

Cootharaba Rd

COOTHARABA

236MCH3632

749

Cootharaba Rd

COOTHARABA

5RP189035

146

Middle Creek Rd

FEDERAL

3RP849389

302

Upper Pinbarren Ck Rd

PINBARREN 106MCH118
 

Turnball Rd

KIN KIN 118MCH118
163

Upper Pinbarren Ck Rd

PINBARREN 58SP281564
235

Upper Pinbarren Ck Rd

PINBARREN 272MCH1145