Weddin Shire Council

Noxious Weeds

Weddin Shire Council is a member of the Lachlan Valley Weeds Advisary Committee and aims to achieve the control, and eventual eradication of noxious weeds within the Weddin Shire area.

Noxious weeds are categorised according to what action is required to control them. This takes into consideration the extent of the weed, available control methods and the weeds' importance.

The five categories are:

  • Class 1 - A weed that poses a potentially serious threat to primary production or the environment and is not present in the Shire or is present only to a limited extent. Class 1 weeds must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of these plants. Class 1 weeds are "notifiable" and a range of restrictions on their sale and movement exist. There are 3 Class 1 declared weeds that are problematic in the Weddin Shire.
  • Class 2 - A weed that poses a potentially serious threat to primary production or the environment of a region to which the order applies and is not present in the region or is present only to a limited extent. Class 2 weeds must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of these plants. Class 2 weeds are "notifiable" and a range of restrictions on their sale and movement exist. There are 2 Class 2 declared weeds that are problematic in the Weddin Shire.
  • Class 3 - A weed that poses a serious threat to primary production or the environment of an area to which the order applies, is not widely distributed in the area and is likely to spread in the area or to another area. Class 3 weeds must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed. There are 2 Class 3 declared weeds that are problematic in the Weddin Shire.
  • Class 4 - A weed that poses a threat to primary production, the environment or human health, is widely distributed in an area to which the order applies and is likely to spread in the area or to another area. The growth and spread of Class 3 weeds must be controlled according to the specific measures detailed in a management plan published by the local control authority. There are 22 Class 4 declared weeds that are problematic in the Weddin Shire.
  • Class 5 - A weed that is likely, by its sale or the sale of its seeds or movement within the Shire or an area of the Shire, to spread in the Shire or outside the Shire. There are no legislative requirements to control existing plants of Class 5 weeds however, the weeds are "notifiable" and a range of restrictions on their sale and movement exists. There are 3 Class 5 declared weeds that are problematic in the Weddin Shire.

Botanical Name

Common Name

Category

Asparagus asparagoides

Bridal Creeper

Class 5

Cenchrus incertus & longispinus

Spiny Burrgrass

Class 4

Centaurea calcitrapa

Star Thistle

Class 4

Cestrum parqui

Green Cestrum

Class 3

Cryptostegia grandiflora

Rubber vine

Class 1

Cuscuta campestris

Golden Dodder

Class 4

Cylindropuntia imbricata

Devils Rope Pear

Class 4

Cylindropuntia rosea

Hudson Pear

Class 4

Cylindropuntia & Opuntia sp (except O. ficus-indica)

Prickly Pear

Class 4

Cytisus scoparius

Scotch Broom

Class 4

Harrisia sp

Harrisia Cactus

Class 4

Heliotropium amplexicaule

Blue Heliotrope

Class 4

Hypericum perforatum

St John's Wort

Class 4

Lycium ferocissimum

African Boxthorn

Class 4

Nassella neesiana

Chilean Needle Grass

Class 4

Nassella trichotoma

Serrated Tussock

Class 4

Onopordum acanthium

Scotch Thistle

Class 4

Opuntia aurantiaca

Tiger Pear

Class 4

Parkinsonia aculeata

Parkinsonia

Class 2

Parthenium hysterophorus

Parthenium Weed

Class 1

Phyla canescens

Lippia

Class 4

Pistia stratiotes

Water Lettuce

Class 1

Prosopis sp

Mesquite

Class 2

Raphanus raphanistrum

Wild Radish

Class 4

Rosa rubiginosa

Sweet Briar Rose

Class 4

Rubus fruticosus

Blackberry

Class 4

Salix sp (except S. babylonica, S. x reichardtii, S. x calodendron)

Willows including crack, white, golden, broadleaf, pencil, tortured, black willows and common sallow

Class 5

Solanum elaeagnifolium

Silverleaf Nightshade

Class 4

Sorghum halepense

Johnson Grass

Class 3

Tamarix aphylla

Athel Pine

Class 5

Xanthium occidentale

Noogoora Burr

Class 4

Xanthium spinosum

Bathurst Burr

Class 4

Pesticide Notification Plan

The purpose of this plan is to inform the community of pesticide use in public places controlled by the Weddin Shire Council. The aim of this plan is to allow members of the community to avoid contact with pesticides.

Downloads

Pesticide Notification Plan Summary

Policy 16.3.1 - Pesticide Use Notification Plan