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.

Submission on the draft Weed Management Strategic Plan

Consultation has concluded.