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 1st September - 15th September 2020.

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 Road COOTHARABA 91MCH1228
745 Louis Bazzo Drive COOTHARABA 1SP100439
711 Louis Bazzo Drive COOTHARABA 3SP100439
21 Nayla Road  COOTHARABA 4SP100439
280  Dr Pages  COOTHARABA SP149484
468 Wahpunga Lane KIN KIN 158MCH366
393 Sister Tree Creek Road KIN KIN  162MCH367
468 Wahpunga Land 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 132M37623
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
990 Cooroy Belli Creek Road RIDGEWOOD 3SP185672
1164 Cooroy Belli Creek Road RIDGEWOOD 195MCH705
1268 Cooroy Belli Creek Road RIDGEWOOD 177MCH705
423 Top Forestry Road RIDGEWOOD 2RP196433
224 Moran Group Road RIDGEWOOD 19MCH3283
280 Dr Pages Road COOTHARABA 4SP149484
687 Coles Creek Road COORAN 28SP219504
95 Maguires Lane COORAN 14SP258579
32 Tomkinson Road COOTHARABA 4RP901392
981 Louis Bazzo Drive  COOTHARABA 3SP241374
749 Cootharaba Rd COOTHARABA 235MCH3632
749 Cootharaba Rd COOTHARABA 236MCH3632
749 Cootharaba Rd COOTHARABA 5RP189035