Invasive Pests

Biosecurity Plan

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.

View the North Burnett Regional Council Biosecurity Plan 2019-2024 here.

North Burnett Regional Council Biosecurity Program

At the General Meeting held 15 January 2020, Council adopted a Biosecurity Program for the Surveillance of Invasive Pest Species for  2020-21.  This surveillance program will confirm the presence of invasive biosecurity matter and to monitor compliance.  Council is developing a Prevention and Control Program to prevent entry and to eradicate invasive biosecurity matter.  These particular invasive species are nominated in Council’s Biosecurity Plan.  
Council respectfully notifies all members of the public of the upcoming program and presents its objectives as follows;

a)       Confirm the presence, and find out the extent of the presence in the North Burnett area of the prohibited and restricted matter to which the program relates;

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.

A copy of the Program (Including its Authorisation) will be available for inspection at the North Burnett Regional Council Customer Service Centres.  A copy of the Program Authorisation will be provided on request by contacting North Burnett Regional Council on 1300 696 272  (1300 MY NBRC).
Animals
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Dingo (Canis familiaris dingo)

Wild Dog (Canis familiaris)

European Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)

Feral Pig (Sus scrofa)

NBRC Pig Management Policy

Feral Goat (Capra hircus)

Feral Horse (Equus caballus)

Feral Cattle (Bos Taurus)

Feral Cat (Felis catus)

Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)

Feral Fallow Deer (Dama dama)

Feral Red Deer (Cervus elaphus)

Feral Chital or Axis Deer (Axis axis)

Feral Rusa Deer (Cervus timorensis or Rusa timorensis)

Plants
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African Lovegrass (Eragrostis curvula)

Parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorus)

Giant Rats Tail (GRT) Grass (S. pyramidalis and S. natalensis)

Rubber Vine (Cryptostegia grandiflora)

Mother of Millions (Bryophyllum delagoense and Bryophyllum houghtonii)

Prickly Acacia (Vachellia nilotica)

Parkinsonia (Parkinsonia aculeate)

Cats Claw Creeper (Macfadyena unguis-cati)

Groundsel (Baccharis halimifolia) –

Honey Locust (Gleditsia tricanthos)

Green Cestrum (Cestrum parqui)

Galvanised Burr (Sclerolaena birchii)

American Rats Tail Grass (Sporobolus jacquemontii)

Lantana (Lantana camara)

Leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala) – Where not effectively being managed for livestock grazing as per the code of practice

Mesquite (Prosopis spp.)

Madeira Vine (Anredera cordifolia)

Chinee Apple (Ziziphus mauritiana)

Grader Grass (Themeda quadrivalvis)

Hudson Pear (Cylindropuntia rosea)

Yellow Bells (Tecoma stans)

Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)

Hymenachne (Hymenachne amplexicaulis)

Water Lettuce (Pistia stratiotes)

Salvinia (Salvinia molesta)

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