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Weeds
Agricultural Weeds     
Agricultural weeds are plants that represent a threat to agricultural production. They reduce the area available for agricultural activities, interfere with agricultural practices and affect the quality of produce.
NSW Department of Primary Industries Agriculture
Environmental Weeds     
Environmental Weeds in Coffs Harbour Environmental weeds are plants that represent a threat to the conservation values of natural ecosystems.  They invade native plant communities and out-compete them causing a reduction in plant diversity and resulting in a loss of habitat for native animals.
For more Information The North Coast Weeds Advisory Committee Website.
 
Noxious Weeds
 
Weeds that are declared noxious are those weeds that have potential to cause harm to the community and individuals, have the potential to spread within an area and to other areas. They can be controlled by reasonable means.
A noxious weed is any weed that is declared noxious under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993. To be declared, a weed must have a detrimental effect or cause serious economic loss to agriculture or to the environment. 
Search for the current declared noxious weeds in Coffs Harbour via the NSW DPI website:  Noxious Weed declarations for Coffs Harbour City Council  For further information visit the  NSW North Coast Weed Advisory Committee website or  Weeds Australia.
 
Weeds of National Significance 
 
Under the National Weeds Strategy, 20 introduced plants were identified as Weeds of National Significance (WONS). These weeds are regarded as the worst weeds in Australia because of their invasiveness, potential for spread, and economic and environmental impacts.
National Environmental Alert Weeds     
Under the National Weeds Strategy, 28 environmental weeds were identified National Environmental Alert Weeds.
Alert Weeds are non-native plant species that are in the early stages of establishment and have the potential to become a significant threat to biodiversity if they are not managed.
 
 
Pesticide Use Notification Plan
 
The Pesticide Use Notification Plan has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Pesticides Regulation 1995 and Pesticide Amendment (Notification) Regulations 2003 under the Pesticides Act 1999. The aim of this Plan is to formally notify the community about pesticide application to land that is owned or controlled by Council. The Plan and associated information can be viewed here.