Pests & Weeds
Council is responsible for the prevention and management of declared pest plants and animals in Townsville. This involves implementing the Townsville Biosecurity Plan, establishing practices to prevent the introduction of new pests and strategies to eradicate existing pests in small numbers. It also includes taking measures to contain established pests in Townsville, liaising with landholders, and enforcing the Biosecurity Act 2014.
The Biosecurity Plan for Townsville is currently under development. The Townsville Local Government Area Pest Management Plan will be referenced until the Townsville Biosecurity Plan is finalized.
Council has strategies for preventing the introduction, eradicating and containing declared and pest plants in Townsville.
Vermin includes rats and mice, which are capable of carrying or transmitting a disease.
A plan developed by you with the assistance of Council officers for the strategic management of pest plants and animals on your property.
Council is committed to the prevention and management of invasive biosecurity matters in Townsville. The Biosecurity Act for the Local Government Area is currently under development.