Biosecurity - Weeds
The Biosecurity Act 2015 came into effect 1 July 2017 and repeals the Noxious Weeds Act 1993. It provides the opportunity to streamline and modernise the way weeds are managed in NSW.
Mid Western Regional Council is the Local Control Authority responsible for administering the Biosecurity Act 2015 in a region which covers approximately 900,000 hectares.
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 Biosecurity Matter (Weeds).
Council's goal is to:
- Raise awareness of the problem of invasive 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
These goals align with the NSW Invasive Species Plan and the Central Tablelands Regional Strategic Management Plan (PDF 2Mb)