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Roadside Weed and Pest Animal Control

As part of an amendment to the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994 (CaLP Act), the responsibility for the management of Regionally Prohibited and Regionally Controlled weeds on Council managed roadsides has been placed onto Local Government.

Within the region the North East and Goulburn Broken Regional Catchment Strategies outline a number of key priorities for our catchment regions. Weed control is an important objective at achieving many of the characteristics of a healthy catchment, such as biodiversity, vegetation quality and healthy waterways. Moira Shire is comprised mostly of the Goulburn Broken Catchment, with a small section that is included within North East Catchment.

The Moira Shire Roadside Weed and Pest Animal Control Strategy aims to take an integrated approach to weed and pest animal management on Council managed roadsides, while ensuring Council fulfils its legislative requirements. The Strategy aligns with the biosecurity approach outlined in the Invasive Plants and Animals Policy Framework (IPAPF) (DPI, 2010) which underpins the weed strategies of the Goulburn Broken and North East Catchment Management Authorities (GBCMA and NECMA).

For more information about the Roadside Pest and Animal Control Strategy please contact Moira Shire Council on (03) 5871 9222.

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