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Weed Control Policy & Management Plan


IDWA Weed Control Policy and Management Plan 2018-2023 and associated species plans are now open for public comment. All residents are being invited to comment on the draft plans.

The IDWA Weed Control Policy and Management Plan and species plans have been developed in response to the implementation of the Biosecurity Act 2015. Under the Biosecurity Act 2015, government, industry and the community share the responsibility of, and are proactive in, responding to and managing biosecurity risks.  Biosecurity risk must be prevented, eliminated or minimised as far as is reasonably practical. Under the Act anyone who deals with weeds has this General Biosecurity Duty (GBD). To assist the community to meet their requirements under The Act the IDWA has developed this plan and associated species plans as a guide to show how each priority weed needs to be managed.

These Plans provide the framework for dealing with weed biosecurity risk in the Illawarra and inform the public about strategic prioritisation in relation to weeds biosecurity risk within the IDWA area of jurisdiction.

Plans can be viewed at Councils customer service desks, the Illawarra Shoalhaven JO extranet and the IDWA website. Anyone wishing to comment on the draft Plans should send their comments to:                            

David Pomery
Chief Weeds Officer
Illawarra District Weeds Authority
PO Box 148 Kiama 2533
Phone : 02 42331129
E-mail :

 The draft plan is open for public comment until Friday 27th April 2018.

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Biosecurity Weed Control & Management Plan 2017-2022 IDWA [1.8 MB]
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Weed Control Plans - species Combined weed plans for IDWA [1.7 MB]