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Pests and weeds

We are serious about protecting our environment and run regular baiting and pest survey programs. Feral pig and rabbit control is enforced in our region. We also provide education on weeds currently affecting our region and the best way to eradicate these.

Read more about our control of pests and weeds in the Toowoomba region in our four year Pest Management Plan.

Long grass and weeds in vacant allotment
Our local laws require occupiers of land to keep their allotments free from overgrown vegetation and any accumulation of objects and materials. If not maintained, the property becomes unsightly, could be a health hazard and is likely to attract reptiles.   For more information - overgrown vegetation link   ...
Our Conservation and Pest Management team provide education and awareness programs as well as control weeds and feral pests on Council owned land and thoroughfares across our region. The team controls weeds along approximately 11,000 km of road network and conduct private property inspections throughout the 13,000 square km of land in the region. Pest Management Plan The Pest Management Plan outlines a 4 year strategy and annual action plans to implement ...
We assist landowners to keep their land free of pest animals such as wild dogs, foxes and feral pigs by offering a '1080 baiting service' (Sodium Fluoroacetate), which may include manufactured products. This service is conducted four times a year, and further assistance is provided to landholders on an ad-hoc basis.  Upcoming dates for the wild dog baiting program will be as follows: 25 March 2019 to 28 March 2019 13 May 2019 ...
We have been experiencing an increase in the number of rabbits being reported across the region. In all instances property owners are required to make a reasonable effort to remove rabbits from their property, however the process for reporting rabbits differs depending on whether or not a property lies inside or outside of the area administered by the Darling Down-Moreton Rabbit Board. The Darling Downs-Moreton Rabbit Board maintains 555 km of ...
The biosecurity surveillance program focuses on invasive biosecurity matter (e.g. wild dogs and weeds) as identified in the Biosecurity Act 2014. The purpose of the program is to monitor compliance under the Biosecurity Act 2014 regarding management of invasive biosecurity matter, confirm the presence and extent of invasive biosecurity matter, promote best practice management and advice and information aimed at enhancing community awareness of biosecurity matter. Individual prope ...
High profile weeds found in the area include: Parthenium Giant rats tail Parramatta grass Honey locust. Infestations of established honey locust trees present in Toowoomba and parts of the Condamine river system are a concern and are currently being monitored to prevent possible dispersal into surrounding areas. Chilean needle grass. Chilean needle grass currently infests a number of properties in the Clifton district & Toowoomba City area with large roadside infestations resulti ...
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