Priority Weeds and Pests

Weeds and pest animals pose a significant threat to biodiversity in the Shire through their ability to degrade natural bushland areas. They also impact on agricultural productivity and can affect human health and recreational activities.

All landholders including Council have a responsibility to manage weeds and pests on their properties.

Priorities for management

The species listed in the table below provides a focus for weed and pest animal management activities on public and private lands in the Shire over the next four years.

These priorities were identified by the stakeholder working group during the development of the Noosa’s Pest Management Plan (2015-19) [350KB].

Top 10 (Class 1 and 2) declared weeds Top 10 (Class 3) declared weeds and environmental weeds Top 7 (Class 2 and 3) declared pest animals and environmental pests

(Source: Queensland Government, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries)

Under the Biosecurity Act 2014 all landholders are responsible for the control of declared pests (plants and animals) on their properties.

How can you help?

Be informed. It is important to ensure you are not contributing to the spread of these weeds and pest animals into natural bushland areas or neighbouring properties.

Each link in the table above contains up-to-date information about the impact of these weed and pest species and how to prevent their spread.

In addition, Council undertakes a Pest Survey Program which involves inspections on rural and urban properties throughout the Shire to monitor the spread of these species.

Further information