Weeds impact our economy, environment and community through lower their production or degrading their values. All landholders, whether on a urban house block, a 10ha hobby farm or a 1000ha cattle production enterprise have a general biosecurity duty to control weed species and prevent new weeds species from establishing on their land.
Weed management is underpinned by the NSW Biosecurity Act 2015.
Tackling weeds is no easy feat and landholders should be aware of the great resources available to help them understated the nature of weeds and the tools available to assist them in controlling them.
Prioritising which weeds to target is the first step in understanding weed management. No matter where you are in NSW, you will be covered by a Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan. These Plans categorise weeds for their Local Land Services Region and provide some basic outcomes for you to work towards to be compliant with your biosecurity duty.
If you are unsure of what plants are on your property or would like some information on weed management particular for your areas please get in contact with your local council biosecurity (weeds) officer.
Local Land Services is committed to helping landholders control weeds on their properties.