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 Noxious Weeds Act 1993 to control any declared noxious weed 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 click here.
Public Consultation: Riverina Regional Strategic Weeds Management Plan
A Draft 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.
Riverina Local Land Services is hosting a number of information sessions on the Draft Riverina Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan at the venues and dates set out below.
10am, Tuesday 14 Feb: Cootamundra Ex-Servicemen’s & Citizens Memorial Club.
2pm, Tuesday 14 Feb: Gundagai District Services Club
10am, Wednesday 15 Feb: Wagga RSL Club (Pacific Room)
10am, Thursday 16 Feb: West Wyalong Service & Citizens Club
3pm, Thursday 16 Feb: Griffith Exies Club
10am, Friday 17 Feb: Lockhart Ex-Servicemen’s Club
3pm, Friday 17 Feb: Coolamon Sport & Recreation Club
Officers from Riverina Local Land Services Biosecurity team will be presenting the Draft Plan and answering questions. The purpose of the forums is to explain the contents and impacts of the draft plan, respond to questions and assist anyone who is considering commenting on the draft plan.
The public consultation period for the Draft ends 8 March 2017.
A PDF copy of the plan is available on the Local Land Services website http://www.lls.nsw.gov.au
Hard copies are available from The City of Wagga Wagga's Customer Service Centre.
Declared Weeds for Wagga Wagga City Council
The Department of Primary Industries has an extensive list of declared noxious weeds in the Wagga Wagga City Council area which can be found by following the links below. Noxious weeds are those plant species that can potentially bring harm to individuals and the broader community, are difficult to control and have the potential to spread quickly within and to other areas.
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 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.