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
Weed Hygiene Station
If you're entering the main entrance of Pomigalarna Reserve you will notice our new Weed Hygiene Station. The station is a part of the weed hygiene program "Biosecurity start at the gate, check your tread to reduce the spread". The program will address the introduction of weed hygiene education and combat invasive weeds in the area.
The weed hygiene station has been designed for users to scrub potential weed seed/debris from their footwear, clothing, pet fur and bike parts. The weed hygiene station will be the first of many located in the Wagga Wagga LGA that will be used for scientific research and will aid in the management for incoming/outgoing invasive weed species management.
Watch this space!
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 high risk weeds are present in the roadside vegetation. This means you should avoid stopping in these areas in case these 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 high risk weeds present and relevant action required can be found on accompanying Roadside Signage/Red Guide Posts.
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 damaging and destructive Weeds by downloading the NSW WeedWise App. With this app you will have instant access to weed profiles, legal requirements and control options for more than 300 Weeds.
Further information regarding weeds can be found at the following websites.