NEWA Control Program

The Biosecurity Act 2015 came into effect on 1 July 2017 and replaces all or part of 14 Acts including the Noxious Weed Act 1993.

The regulations, instruments, policies and procedures that underpin the Biosecurity Act 2015 have been developed in consultation with industry, community and government partners to ensure the development of a regulatory framework that will effectively respond to and manage biosecurity risks.

Central to the control of invasive plants is the enforceable concept of General Biosecurity Duty. This means any person dealing with plant matter must take measures to prevent, minimize or eliminate the biosecurity risk (as far as practicable). Further background information on General Biosecurity Duty and the other regulatory instruments of the Act can be found in the Northern Tablelands Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan 2017-2022 and at NSW DPI Weedwise

NEWA’s annual spray program is as follows (weather permitting);

 

Weeds Treated

August

 

September

October

November

December

January

February

March

 

April

 

Serrated Tussock

Roadside Program

Roadside Program Completed

 

 

Follow Up If Required

Follow Up Completed

 

 

 

Chilean Needle Grass

 

Urban Areas

 

Roadsides

2nd Pass if Required

 

 

 

St Johns Wort

 

 

 

1st Pass Commenced

1st Pass Completed

2nd Pass Completed

 

 

 

Paterson’s Curse

Vipers Bugloss

 

 

 

 

Roadside Program

 

 

 

 

Blackberry/Sweet Briar

 

 

 

 

Program Commenced

Ongoing

Program Completed

Giant Parramatta Grass

 

 

 

 

1st Pass Macleay Valley

2nd Pass Macleay Valley

When Condition Suitable

 

African Lovegrass

 

Roadside Program Commenced

When Conditions Suitable

Roadside Program Completed

Cape/English Broom

 

 

Known Rural Areas

 

 

 

 

 

Grass Weeds Walcha

 

 

 

 

 

Known Rural Areas

 

 

Lantana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roadside Program Completed

Private Works

As Required

Partner Councils