Draft Weed Management Strategic Plan 2019

Consultation has concluded.

The Draft Weed Management Strategic Plan 2019 outlines Council's management response to the multiple threats of weeds within our local government area (LGA), within the context of current Federal, State and regional weed policy and recent legislative changes.

The weed management issues across the Blue Mountains LGA are unique. The long linear development pattern, coupled with our proximity to a World Heritage Area, places weeds as one of the single biggest threats to our biodiversity. Additionally, weeds affect the City's livability, tourism, economy, aesthetics and the productivity of our agricultural lands.

The magnitude of this weed problem is enormous. Despite considerable investment by all levels of government, it is not possible or practical to plan to eradicate all weeds from the Blue Mountains.

Council's weed management programs must focus on long term, strategic approach which protects key assets and involved cooperation with all landowners to achieve high level, sustainable weed control outcomes.

The Draft Weed Management Strategic Plan is focused on protection of the natural environment from the impact of weeds. Council also undertakes control of weeds on lands managed primarily for other reasons, such as sports fields, waste management facilities and town centres.

You can view the Draft Weed Management Strategic Plan by clicking here or on the link located at the right hand side of this page.

Submissions close 5pm Monday 3 June, 2019.

The Draft Weed Management Strategic Plan 2019 outlines Council's management response to the multiple threats of weeds within our local government area (LGA), within the context of current Federal, State and regional weed policy and recent legislative changes.

The weed management issues across the Blue Mountains LGA are unique. The long linear development pattern, coupled with our proximity to a World Heritage Area, places weeds as one of the single biggest threats to our biodiversity. Additionally, weeds affect the City's livability, tourism, economy, aesthetics and the productivity of our agricultural lands.

The magnitude of this weed problem is enormous. Despite considerable investment by all levels of government, it is not possible or practical to plan to eradicate all weeds from the Blue Mountains.

Council's weed management programs must focus on long term, strategic approach which protects key assets and involved cooperation with all landowners to achieve high level, sustainable weed control outcomes.

The Draft Weed Management Strategic Plan is focused on protection of the natural environment from the impact of weeds. Council also undertakes control of weeds on lands managed primarily for other reasons, such as sports fields, waste management facilities and town centres.

You can view the Draft Weed Management Strategic Plan by clicking here or on the link located at the right hand side of this page.

Submissions close 5pm Monday 3 June, 2019.

Consultation has concluded.
  • Reason for having a revised strategic plan

    6 months ago

    The Draft Weed Management Strategic Plan 2019 replaces the BMCC Weed Strategy 2010.

    The plan reflects Council's current management response to the multiple threats of weeds. Significant changes since 2010, included in the plan, are increased capacity to address the causes of weed spread such as stormwater and programs to target weed spread into new areas which is associated with the impacts of climate change.

    Council's role as a Local Control Authority has changed under the new NSW Biosecurity Act 2015. The plan explains how new regulatory tools and an expanded target wee list (Priority Weeds) are applied under this legislation.

    An updated five year Action Plan is included in the plan.


    The Draft Weed Management Strategic Plan 2019 replaces the BMCC Weed Strategy 2010.

    The plan reflects Council's current management response to the multiple threats of weeds. Significant changes since 2010, included in the plan, are increased capacity to address the causes of weed spread such as stormwater and programs to target weed spread into new areas which is associated with the impacts of climate change.

    Council's role as a Local Control Authority has changed under the new NSW Biosecurity Act 2015. The plan explains how new regulatory tools and an expanded target wee list (Priority Weeds) are applied under this legislation.

    An updated five year Action Plan is included in the plan.


  • Make a submission

    6 months ago

    Click here to make an online submission.

    Submissions close 5pm Monday 3 June, 2019.

    Click here to make an online submission.

    Submissions close 5pm Monday 3 June, 2019.