NEWA Priority Weeds

Category Objective Weeds in this category
Prevention To prevent the weed species arriving and establishing in the region. High risk species not known to be present in the region.
Eradication To permanently remove the species and its propagules from the region. Species present in the region to a limited extent.
Containment To prevent the ongoing spread of the species in all or part of the region. Species have a very high weed risk and very high feasibility of coordinated control.
Asset Protection To prevent the spread of the species to key sites/assets of high economic, environmental and/or social value or to reduce impact on these values if spread has already occurred. Species are widespread and unlikely to be eradicated or contained within the wider regional context.

Regional Management Regional Priority Weeds

Common Name Scientific Name
Regional Management Regional Priority - Prevention
Hudson Pear Cylindropuntia Pallida
Kidney-leaf Mud Plantain Heteranthera reniformis
Red Cestrum Cestrum elegans
Regional Management Priority - Eradication
Gorse Ulex europaeus
Mexican Water Lily Nymphaea mexicana
Montpellier/ Cape Broom Genista monspessulana
Scotch/ English Broom Cytisus scoparius subsp. scoparius
Sticky Nightshade Solanum Sisymbriifolium
Water Lettuce Pistia stratiotes
Wheel Cactus           Opuntia robusta
Regional Management Priority - Containment
Green Cestrum Cestrum parqui
Harrisia Cactus Harrisia species (all species)
Honey Locust Gleditsia triacanthos
Osage Orange Maclura pomifera
Serrated Tussock Nassella trichotoma
Silverleaf nightshade Solanum sisymbriifolium
Regional Management Priority - Asset Protection
Blackberry Rubus fruticosus spp. agg.
Nodding Thistle Carduus nutans subsp nutans
Sweet Briar Rosa rubiginosa
Yellow Bells Tecoma stans

State Management Priority – Control Zones

Owners and occupiers of land on which there is control zone plant must notify the local control authority of new infestations; immediately destroy the plants; ensure subsequent generations are destroyed; and ensure the land is kept free of the plant. A person who deals with a carrier of boneseed must ensure the plant (and any seed and propagules) is not moved from the land; and immediately notify the local control authority of the presence of the plant.

Common Name Scientific Name
Boneseed Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. monilifera
Chinese violet Asystasia gangetica subsp. micrantha
Parkinsonia/ Jerusalem thorn Parkinsonia aculeata
Tropical soda apple Solanum viarum

State Management Priority - Prohibited Matter

A person who deals with prohibited matter or a carrier of prohibited matter is guilty of an offence. A person who becomes aware of or suspects the presence of prohibited matter must immediately notify the Department of Primary Industries.

Common Name Scientific Name
Anchored water hyacinth Eichhornia azurea
Black knapweed Centaurea x moncktonii
Bridal veil creeper Asparagus declinatus
Broomrapes Orobanche species
Eurasian water milfoil Myriophyllum spicatum
Frogbit Limnobium laevigatum
Gamba Grass Andropogon gayanus
Hawkweeds Pilosella species
Hydrocotyl Hydrocotyle ranunculoides
Karoo acacia Karoo acacia
Kochia Bassia scoparia
Koster's curse Clidemia hirta
Lagarosiphon Lagarosiphon major
Mexican feather grass Nassella tenuissima
Miconia/ Velvet tree Miconia species
Mikania vine Mikania micrantha
Mimosa Mimosa pigra
Parthenium weed Parthenium hysterophorus
Pond apple Annona glabra
Prickly acacia Vachellia nilotica
Rubber vine Cryptostegia grandiflora
Siam weed Chromolaena odorata
Spongeplant Limnobium spongia
Spotted knapweed Centaurea stoebe subsp. micranthos
Water caltrop Trapa species
Water soldier Stratiotes aloides
Witchweeds Striga species
Yellow burrhead Limnocharis flava