Weeds are a major threat to our unique natural environment, threatening the survival of hundreds of native plants and animals in NSW alone. They also impact on the price of food, human health through allergies and asthma, recreational activities and the NSW economy.
Biosecurity isn't just about farmers and livestock biosecurity applies to urban areas as well. For example, you should consider the risks when buying seeds interstate or online. You could unwittingly be importing a pest plant.
Or perhaps you're getting rid of organic waste from a fish tank; did you know some popular aquarium plants are highly invasive species, and pose significant risks to waterways? Aquarium waste should go in the bin, not sewers or waterways.
You should check to make sure you're not transporting seeds or bugs on your vehicle, clothing, boots or equipment after being away in the great outdoors.
You can find out more about the Biosecurity Act here and further information about weeds in the sections below.
Anyone wishing to contact Council to discuss the Notification Plan or to obtain further details of pesticide application in public places can call Council on 02 6648 4000 or email us.