Weeds within the Wagga Wagga City Council area have the potential to pose a serious threat to our natural environment, agricultural productivity and the health of the community. Weeds of concern will be different depending on whether you are a primary producer, live on a small acreage or live in a suburban area.
Private land owners or occupiers of land are required under the Biosecurity Act 2015 to control any bio security weed risk which maybe present on their property. Wagga Wagga City Council's Vegetation Management team provide advice on weed control issues and carry out regular property inspections. For advice on weed identification and control methods please contact the Vegetation Management Team on 1300 292 442.
To view Council's Pesticide Use Notification Plan.
Riverina Regional Strategic Weeds Management Plan
The Riverina Regional Strategic Weeds Management Plan has been developed as part of the NSW Government’s Biosecurity reforms, which identified the need for a more coordinated approach to managing weeds. Within this Riverina Regional Strategic Weeds Management Plan there are two main categories of Priority Weeds;
- “State Priority Weeds”
- “Regional Priority Weeds”
It also lists;
- “Other Weeds of Regional Concern”
Both “State Priority Weeds” and “Regional Priority Weeds” have specific measures for the control of individual weed species.
The “Other Weeds of Regional Concern” have been put through a Weed Risk Assessment process which identifies outcomes for these weeds. These weeds can be described as local priority weeds.
A PDF copy of the plan is available on the Riverina Local Land Services website http://www.riverina.lls.nsw.gov.au
Red Guide Posts
Have you noticed red guide posts whilst travelling around our region? These red guide posts are important tools that notify road users, farmers and contractors that noxious weeds are present in the roadside vegetation. This means you should avoid stopping in these areas in case these nasty weeds hitchhike on your vehicle and spread to other areas.
The start and end of infested areas are clearly marked by red guide posts on both sides of the road. Information relating to the particular noxious weed or weeds present and relevant action required can be found on accompanying roadside signage.
Red guide posts have been installed on roadsides all over the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area and their locations can be found on the Wagga Wagga City Council Red Guide Post Map. For further information on the Red Guide Post program visit http://www.riverinaweeds.org.au/.
Wise up to weeds by downloading the NSW WeedWise App and access weed profiles, legal requirements for removal and control options. More than 300 noxious and environmental weeds are listed on the app.
Further information regarding noxious weeds can be found at the following websites.