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 23 April - 14 May 2024.

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
  Toolara State Forest COMO AP23646
32 Tomkinsons Rd COOTHARABA 4RP901392
981 Louis Bazzo Dr COOTHARABA 3SP241374
749 Cootharaba Road COOTHARABA 235MCH3632
749 Cootharaba Road COOTHARABA 236MCH3632
749 Cootharaba Road COOTHARABA 5RP189035
176 Tomkinson Rd COOTHARABA 91MCH1228
745 Louis Bazzo Dr COOTHARABA 1SP100439
21 Nalya Road COOTHARABA 4SP100439
280 Dr Pages Rd COOTHARABA 4SP149484
  Woondum State Forest KIN KIN 209NPW843
468 Wahpunga Lane KIN KIN 158MCH366
5 Eastwell Lane KIN KIN 9RP913595
23 Eastwell Lane KIN KIN 10RP913595
137 Eastwell Lane KIN KIN 11RP913595
106 Wahpunga Lane KIN KIN 1321M37623
455 Wahpunga Lane KIN KIN 4RP215958
325 Wahpunga Lane KIN KIN 2RP219310
143 Wahpunga Lane KIN KIN 2RP28709
51 Jeremys Lane KIN KIN 157MCH366
63 Sheppersons Lane KIN KIN 188MCH224
237 Sheppersons Lane KIN KIN 1MCH4368
101 Sheppersons Lane KIN KIN 2RP50225
900 Sheppersons Lane KIN KIN 259MCH187
224 Moran Group Rd KIN KIN 19MCH3283
225 Gympie Kin Kin Road KIN KIN 3RP226349
452 Sister Tree Ck Rd KIN KIN 2RP190098
507 Sister Tree Ck Rd KIN KIN 1RP881344
545 Sister Tree Ck Rd KIN KIN 160RP897910
227 Bunneys Lane KIN KIN 400M371149
227A Bunneys Lane KIN KIN 3RP84244
251 Bunneys Lane KIN KIN 191MCH218
69 Gradys Lane KIN KIN 2RP220324
29 Francis Rd KIN KIN 261MCH923
  Francis Rd KIN KIN 163MCH368
250 Perseverance Rd KIN KIN 3RP204683
921 Pomona Kin Kin Rd KIN KIN 112MCH118
91 Ewarts Rd COORAN 61M371155
687 Coles Ck Rd COORAN 28SP219504
226 Middle Ck Rd FEDERAL 233MCH239
75 Andersons Rd FEDERAL 361MCH3685
179 Middle Ck Rd FEDERAL 232MCH239
268 Middle Ck Rd FEDERAL 236MCH3685
  West Cooroy State Forest RIDGEWOOD 234AP23773
302 Upper Pinbarren Ck Rd PINBARREN 106MCH5
163 Upper Pinbarren Ck Rd PINBARREN 58SP281564
235 Upper Pinbarren Ck Rd PINBARREN 272MCH1145
237 Upper Pinbarren Ck Rd PINBARREN 2SP281564
363 Upper Pinbarren Ck Rd PINBARREN 12SP230067
427 Upper Pinbarren Ck Rd PINBARREN 233SP230067
  Turnball Rd PINBARREN 118MCH118
85 Johns Rd COOROIBAH 120SP173075