Council continues to pay close attention to the control and eradication of noxious plants throughout the area.
The Weeds Unit is equipped with an 8 metre boom spray and a Quikspray 30 metre hose reel for handgun work.
GPS units linked to a GIS mapping program are used to map weed infestations across the Shire.
Council is an active member of the Murray Weeds Action Program (WAP). This program helps develop partnerships to effectively target weeds; identify and stop new weeds early and increase community involvement in weed management. For further information regarding the Murray WAP please contact Council's Noxious Weeds Inspector.
What is a Noxious Plant?
Although there are many plants that could be classed as weeds, only those plants which have a detrimental effect or cause serious economic loss to agriculture or the environment are considered as candidates for declaration as noxious plants. There are five classes of noxious weeds within NSW.
Obligations & Responsibilities
Every home owner, landowner, occupier or persons(s) leasing or renting property must be aware of their obligations and responsibilities to control noxious plants. The person or persons who has the care, control and use of the land is the occupier. Each occupier who fails without reasonable excuse to take reasonable and effective measures to control noxious plants from their property shall be liable to a penalty fine not exceeding $10,000.
Biosecurity Act 2015
The Biosecurity Act 2015 will replace the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 and provides regulatory controls and powers to manage noxious weeds in NSW.
The Act can be viewed here: Biosecurity Act 2015For details on how weeds will be managed in NSW once the Biosecurity Act commences in 2017, please read the Supplementary Information Paper: Weeds.
Red Guide Post Program
Murrumbidgee Council as part of the Western Riverina Noxious Weeds Advisory Group are participating in the Red Guide Post Program. The red guide posts are installed to identify known locations of high risk noxious weeds. The posts alert road users of the need to avoid the area to prevent the spread of noxious weeds along high risk pathways.
Over 2000 red guide posts have been distributed to 33 participating Councils across the Riverina and Western NSW; the posts are installed next to existing white guide posts at the "START" and "END" of the high risk noxious weeds infestations.
The red guide posts have been installed to identify Parthenium weed, Chilean needle grass, Serrated tussock and Coolati grass sites.
By avoiding Red Guide Posted areas we can all help stop the spread of weeds.
Click the link below to view the TV advert on Red Guide Posts
Information & Advice
For the best advice pertaining to which control is needed you should either ring your local agronomist or Noxious Weeds Inspector.
Council's Noxious Weeds Inspectors
Mr Iain Stuckings may be contacted at our Darlington Point Office or by calling 0427 684 167
Mr David Saunders may be contacted at our Jerilderie Office or by calling 0427 848 194.
- Jerilderie Shire Noxious Weeds Policy - scroll to Policy 2.04
- Classes of Noxious Weeds
- Noxious weeds declarations for Jerilderie - select Jerilderie from LCA drop down box
- Jerilderie Shire Council's Class 4 Management Plan
- Hard head thistle fact sheet
- Purple & Yellow Devils Claw
- African Boxthorn fact sheet
- Spiny Burrgrass fact sheet
- Silverleaf Nightshade
- Weeds that cannot be sold in any part of the Riverina
- Weeds of the Riverina
- Murray Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan 2017-22
- Riverina Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan 2017-22