A pest is any animal or plant that has an adverse economic, environmental or social impact on a particular place.
Pest plants and animals degrade our natural resources, damage precious vegetation, compromise biodiversity and interfere with human health and recreation.
The Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002 and the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Regulation 2003 provide legislative measures for the management of pest plants and pest animals and stock routes throughout Queensland.
Pest survey - April to June
Council will start an approved Pest Survey Program under Section 242 of the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002 (the Act).
This applies to all lands and waterways within the boundaries of the Fraser Coast Regional Council, including:
A high priority will be given to the following localities:
This program will start on 1 April 2013 and continue for three months concluding on 30 June 2013.
The object of the survey is to: