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A weed is a plant that is growing out of place or where it is not wanted. The majority of weeds in Australia where introduced legally as attractive garden ornamentals or fruit and flower producing plants.
Weeds impact biodiversity, bushfire risk and agricultural productivity. While it is not possible to eliminate weeds Council along with other stakeholders are working to contain and manage weeds.
Left unchecked, weeds risk reducing our agricultural productivity. They can look unsightly too and be a fire hazard.
Weeds include noxious weeds, weeds of national significance and environmental weeds with the potential to impact biodiversity.
All landholders have a responsibility to manage noxious weeds on their property. Leeton Shire Council is responsible for managing weeds on public land managed by the Council and collaborating with landholders and other stakeholders to ensure that weeds are contained, controlled or managed as far as practicable.
Leeton Shire Council manages 2 categories of weeds- noxious weeds and pest or environmental weeds. Sometimes a noxious weed can be an environmental weed too.
Council has engaged an independent contractor to help manage its functions under the Weeds Action Plan and to carry out inspection and weed control activities in accordance with the Plan and the new Biosecurity Act.
Council operates a series of weed specific control programs for a range of environmental weeds on Council managed land. Most of these programs are funded under Federal or State Government Programs.
Local Control Authorities (called LCAs) are Local Government Authorities that are responsible to ensure that noxious weeds are controlled throughout New South Wales. This responsibility is allocated to Local Control Authorities from the Noxious Weeds Act 1993.
There are 117 weeds declared as "noxious" in the Leeton Shire local government area, each subject to specific controls. To see a comprehensive list please click here
Council’s Weed Inspectors carry out inspections on private property and enforce the provisions of the Noxious Weeds Act. Council is also responsible for the control of noxious weeds growing on roadsides and land under the control of Council. Other State authorities are responsible for the controlling of noxious weeds on the land they administer.
Landowners and occupiers should be able to identify noxious weeds growing on their properties and be familiar with the control requirements for that particular weed.
For further information please contact Council’s Ranger Services team on 0417 259 422 or by clicking through to the Riverina Regional Weed Committee website
Ranger: 0417 259 422
Parks: 0428 970 143
Roads: 0407 468 214
Water/Sewerage: 0428 268 679