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Under Section 371 (1) (b) of the Biosecurity Act 2015 Functions of local control authority (Council) are to “develop, implement, co-ordinate and review weed control programs”
In reference to the South East Strategic Weeds Management Plan and its overarching weed risk assessment outcomes and recommendations this assists the local council to “fine tune” localised weed control outcomes.
Weed risk assessments ( WRA’s), mapping of incursions, records and potential high risk pathway inspections have been carried out and collated over many years by weeds officers which has enabled WRA’s to be assessed at a localised level.
As a result of this already large investment, some of the Valleys widespread weeds also have a potential impact on a locality level within the region.
These weeds have been drafted into Bega Valley Shire Local Weed Management Plan which recognises the principles and priorities of South East Strategic Weeds Management Plan outlining 8 priority weeds found in the Bega Valley and the measures to be taken to discharge public and private landholders Biosecurity Duty
These 8 local management programs listed below are based on local risk, impact and feasibility of control.
The draft Local Weed Management Plan is placed on public exhibition for a period of not less than 28 days commencing Friday 11 May 2018 ending Friday 8 June 2018.