Mid Western Regional Council is the Local Control Authority responsible for administering the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 in a region which covers approximately 900,000 hectares.
Noxious Weeds are a threat to the natural environment and the agriculture industry, with the financial impact on farming in NSW alone, in the vicinity of 600 million dollars per year. It is important that all members of the community play their part in the control of noxious weeds.
Council's goal is to:
- Raise awareness of the problem of Noxious Weeds in our community
- Encourage the establishment and maintenance of effective weed control programs
- Prevent the establishment of new weed species in our region
- Reduce the impact of widespread invasive weed species
Council also aims to:
- Ensure private property owners and/or occupiers, control noxious weeds on land under their control
- Control noxious weeds on public land under the control of Council, on a priority basis and as funds permit
- Educate and inform the community of problems created by noxious weeds and the methods available to control them