Greater Sydney Regional Weeds Plan consultation draft
The Greater Sydney Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan outlines the strategic priorities for weed management in the Greater Sydney region. The plan was released in June 2017 and has now been updated to correct minor errors and to include several additional “priority weeds” in appendix 1.2. The proposed amendments are summarised below:
- p58 A control order for Chinese violet came into effect on 24 May 2019.
- p64 Removal of “Black Willow”. This species was erroneous listed under both “prevention” and “eradication” objectives. The listing on p65 remains.
- p66 Inclusion of “Groundsel bush” as a priority weed with “eradication” objective.
- p68 Amendment to the “African olive” exclusion zone by removal of Central Coast local government area and inclusion of lands in Penrith local government area west of the Nepean River.
- p69 Inclusion of “Asparagus fern” as a priority weed with “containment” objective.
- p73 Inclusion of “Tiger pear” as a priority weed with “containment” objective.
- p73 Amendment to “Water poppy” outcome to demonstrate compliance with the General Biosecurity Duty “the plant or parts of the plant are not traded, carried, grown or released into the environment” to applies to the whole of the region.
- p74 Amendment to “Ludwigia” to be consistent with common name identified in NSW DPI WeedWise website.
- p75 Amendment to “Pampas grass” to include all Cortaderia species.
Members of the public are invited to make a submission or provide comment on the proposed amendments. Submissions and comments can be posted to PO Box PO Box 4515, Westfield Penrith 2750 or emailed to email@example.com.
The closing date for submissions is 19 July 2019.
For enquiries please call Anthony Schofield on 02 4724 2153.
The updated consultation plan can be downloaded here. PDF, 1235.18 KB