Council weed control programs

Council is the local control authority for the Biosecurity Act 2015 (the Act) in relation to the enforcement of declared weeds, and is required to routinely inspect properties for biosecurity matter (weeds) on private and public lands as part of its inspection program.

While the Act, Regulations and South East Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan (SERWMP) outline most enforcement obligations, Council has also implemented several weed control programs under the Act for significant weeds in Eurobodalla. Control requirements for these plants are outlined in the programs on this page.

It is important to note that in the SERWMP, some plants such as African Love Grass are not considered to be 'priority weeds' at a regional scale, however, they are of high concern in the Eurobodalla. Council's weed control programs bridge this gap to ensure that all landholders manage these locally threatening weeds appropriately. Landholders must legally comply with Council’s weed control programs to make sure they are meeting their biosecurity requirements.

Inspection program

Council's Biosecurity (Weeds) Team will be searching for new weed incursions between Narooma and Akolele that could be detrimental to agriculture in the area. The Weeds Team will also focus on lantana control and follow up on lantana previously inspected.

Inspections this year will take place in the southern part of Eurobodalla and the maps on this page show the extent of each of the inspection stages.

All properties inside the boundaries shown will be inspected, including all public lands.

Schedule

Schedule dates are subject to change, dependent on environmental conditions and resources:

  • Stage 1 (22 February to 12 March): Central Tilba north along the Old Highway to the Punkalla Tilba Road intersection, east to Corunna Lake, then south along the Princes Highway to Central Tilba.

  • Stage 2 (15 March to 9 April): Old Highway/Punkalla Tilba Road intersection northwards along the Bodalla State Forest boundary, to Tebbs Road, then east to Corunna Lake to Silvermere, then back along the Old Highway to the Punkalla Road intersection.

  • Stage 3 (13 April to 30 April): From Silvermere on Corunna Lake, north along Old Highway to Wagonga Scenic Drive, then east to the northern end of Nanguda Lake and south along the Princes Highway to Corunna Lake.

  • Stage 4 (4 May to 21 May): Properties bound by Old Highway to the west and north; Wonga Road to the south, and Old South Coast Road to the east. Also includes properties to the north of the Old Highway between Dorothy Drive and Ringlands.

  • Stage 5a (25 May to 11 June): Properties bound by Old Highway to the east, Wagonga Scenic Drive to the north and Olsens Creek area to the west.

  • Stage 5b (15 June to 2 July): The area bound by Ringlands to Flying Fox Bay, south to Wagonga Scenic Drive and east to the Old Highway.

  • Stage 6 (6 July to 23 July): All properties along Punkally Creek to Wagonga Lake.

  • Stage 7 (27 July to 13 August): Properties inside the boundary formed by Corkhill Drive from Central Tilba to Tilba Tilba, east to the beach skirting Nanganuga (Little Drom), up the coast to Bobundra Swamp then west along Sherringhams Road to Central Tilba.

  • Stage 8 (17 August to 3 September): All properties bounded by the Princes Highway to the north and Wallaga Lake to the south, between Dignams Creek and Bermagui Road at Akolele.

Maps

Make a booking

Council is here to help with weed control; our inspections are a great opportunity to learn more about the plants growing on your property and how to manage them.

Council highly encourages landholders to call and arrange a mutually convenient time to accompany us on our visit to your area:

  • T: 4474 1269

Read our weed control programs

We can help you

Council strives to protect agriculture and biodiversity from weeds that could destroy the sustainability of our farming sector and threaten native plants and animals. With this in mind, we are here to help, so if you have any questions, please contact Council’s Invasive Species Supervisor, Paul Martin, for further advice on: