Pests & Weeds
Council is responsible for managing invasive biosecurity matter in the Townsville local government area. This involves implementing the Townsville City 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 reduce the risks associated with established pests in Townsville, liaising with land managers, and enforcing the Biosecurity Act 2014.
The Biosecurity Plan for Townsville is available here.
Council has strategies for managing restricted invasive plants and feral animals in Townsville.
Yellow Crazy Ants are a critical biosecurity priority in Townsville LGA. Contact Council to report any ants suspected to be Yellow Crazy Ants.
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.
Ensuring the cities compliance with the Biosecurity Act 2014 is a role of local government.