Council is committed to the prevention and management of invasive biosecurity matter in Townsville.
Council’s land protection team is responsible for implementing the Townsville Biosecurity Plan (formerly known as the Townsville Local Government Area Pest Management Plan), establishing practices to prevent the introduction of new pests and strategies to eradicate existing pests in small numbers. Council is also taking measures to contain established pests in Townsville.
The Biosecurity Plan for the Local Government Area is currently under development. The Townsville Local Government Area Pest Management Plan will continue to be referenced until the Biosecurity Plan is completed.
The Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002 has now been replaced with the Biosecurity Act 2014.