North Burnett Regional Council makes strategic and operational decisions on invasive species management based on a range of factors. These factors include federal and state government imperatives, local government initiatives (either singularly or collaboratively), industry best practice and community behaviours and desires. While the Council is responsible for ensuring that invasive species are managed in accordance with the Biosecurity Act 2014, the whole community has a responsibility to take action. Council has developed a Biosecurity Plan that describes how invasive species will be managed collaboratively in partnership with our communities.
North Burnett Regional Council Land Protection Officers
North Burnett Regional Council Land Protection Officers work to implement the North Burnett Regional Council area Pest Management Plan. Land Protection Officers are available to assist you in the identification of pests and to give advice on best practice management of declared weeds that you may have growing on your property. To contact the Land Protection Officers for assistance in identification of potential weeds or advice please contact North Burnett Regional Council on 1300 696 272.
North Burnett Regional Council Draft Biosecurity Plan 2019-2024
A Biosecurity Plan as required by the Biosecurity Act 2014 has been drafted and is available for public consultation. The draft plan adopts a risk based methodology as required by the Act. Given the limited financial and human resources available to Council for biosecurity, invasive species have been categorized into four (4) management actions being ‘prevent entry’, ‘eradication’, ‘contain’ and ‘asset protection’. Samples of “Invasive Species Information and Management Obligations” sheets have also been provided.
A copy of the Biosecurity Plan can be downloaded here. Written submissions addressed to the Chief Executive Officer and marked “Biosecurity Plan Submission: close Friday 29 March 2019. Enquiries can be directed to Council’s Environmental Services Manager or Natural Resource Management Officer on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC) or can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.