Invasive pest animals and plants present a serious threat to the agriculture and lifestyle of the Lockyer Valley region. Landholders have a responsibility under the Biosecurity Act (2014) to control prohibited and restricted (pest animals and plants) matter on their land.
- View Council's current Biosecurity Plan.
What you can do
- Learn more about the problem, act responsibly and effectively. For information:
- Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website
- State Government Business website
How Council can help
Council can assist landholders with pest management advice through a number of programs:
- Resident Herbicide Subsidy Program
- Spray equipment loan
- Landholder Invasive Animal Control Subsidy Program
- Pest animal trap loan
- Community pest management groups
- Wild Dog/Dingo Scalp Bounty
Council's Pest Management Officers also provide advice on the most effective way to use herbicide, traps and baits through onsite property visits and at workshops and field days.
Resident Herbicide Subsidy Program
Council has identified 16 invasive weeds currently active or of alert under the Qld Biosecurity Act 2014.
The Qld Biosecurity Act 2014 states that landholders have a General Biosecurity Obligation (GBO) to take all reasonable and practical efforts to reduce the risk associated with restricted and prohibited pest weeds under their control.
Council's Resident Herbicide Subsidy Program assists landholders in controlling invasive species by providing access to a suitable registered herbicide at a 50 per cent subsided rate.
The invasive species identified include:
Grasses and Woody Weeds
- Giant Rats Tail Grass
- Mother of Millions
- Parthenium Weed
- Annual Ragweed
- Groundsel Bush
- African Boxthorn
- Harrisia Cactus
- Chilean needle grass*
*weed of alert
If you suspect you have invasive species, please don't hesitate to contact Council to arrange a site visit by one of our experienced Pest Management Officers.
Our Pest Management Officers can assist with invasive weed identification, the control measures to effectively reduce the spread and outline the eligibility of the herbicide subsidy program.
Spray Equipment Loan
Council has spray equipment available for loan by landholders to assist in the treatment of pest weeds on their property. A security deposit and loan agreement are required to secure the necessary equipment. This can be arranged by downloading and completing the attached forms and contacting Council's Community Wellbeing Team on 1300 005 872 to secure the next available date.