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 Biosecurity Program
b) Confirm the absence in the North Burnett area of any prohibited matter;
c) Monitor the effects of measures taken in response to a biosecurity risk posed by invasive biosecurity matter is to assist in the confirmation, presence, extent and absence of prohibited or restricted matter, monitor the effects and measures taken in response to a biosecurity risk.