Your say, the how to on weeds plan

South East Local Land Services is encouraging interested individuals and organisations to have their say on the draft South East Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan.

Coolati Grass is on the noxious weeds list

Coolati Grass is on the noxious weeds list

South East Local Land Services General Manager Derek Larsen said the plan will guide resource allocation and investment in each region and will provide a consistent basis for regional planning and delivery.

“The consultation period is an opportunity for stakeholders, organisations and interested community members to provide feedback on the management of weeds in our region and across the State,” Mr Larsen said.

“The management of weeds in the South East is a complex and challenging situation which cannot be ignored.

“I believe that we can only win the fight against weeds through a tenure neutral approach working in partnership with private and public landholders.”

The plan is available at open.lls.nsw.gov.au and submissions can be made online until March 8. Regional Weed Committees have been established under the Local Land Services Act 2013 and are in operation around the State. Membership includes representatives from major stakeholder groups.

The plan contains established strategies and actions to achieve goals that focus on shared responsibility for weed management, sustainable landscapes and collaborative leadership and innovation. The Biosecurity Act 2015 adopts the concept of a general biosecurity duty. 

Copies of the regional plans and factsheets are available on the Local Land Services website.