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Invasive Pest Plants

Invasive pest plants pose a major economic, environmental and social threat to the Gladstone region.  The main invasive pest plants of concern in the region are:

Under the Biosecurity Act 2014 (Qld), all landholders have a General Biosecurity Obligation (GBO) to manage the risks that invasive pest plants pose. To assist landholders in meeting this obligation, Gladstone Regional Council provides a number of invasive pest plant programs. These programs are outlined below.

For further information on any of these programs, please contact Council's Regulatory Services Division on (07) 4977 6821.

Click on the button below to report an Invasive Pest Plant (Pest Weed) to Gladstone Regional Council.

Weed Spraying Hire Equipment
Council loans a range of spray equipment to landholders for the management of invasive pest plants within the Gladstone region. Spray equipment can be hired for a maximum of 5 consecutive days and can only be used on land within the Gladstone region.

Hirers are required to pay hire fees, a bond and submit a signed Spray Equipment Hire Agreement to council prior to picking up the spray equipment.  Application form located here under P - Pest Management - Hire Application Form and Hire Conditions for use of Council Spray Equipment.

Bookings must be made one working day in advance, and payment must be received before picking up the spray equipment.

Payment options available are;

  • In person at any of Council’s Administration Centres during business hours;
  • Credit card; or
  • Cheque or money order.

Current fees can be viewed on Gladstone Regional Council website under Fees and Charges.

To apply for your bond refund, please complete the Request for Refund of Trust Bond form

To check availability and to book spray equipment, please contact the Regulatory Services Division on 4977 6821.  

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5 x Forestry Gas Powered Splatter Guns

  • Gas powered
  • 6m spray length
  • 5L tank
  • Kit includes backpack, second gas cylinder and holster
  • Gas cylinders are required to be retuned full

Refer to Councils fees and charges for cost

3 x UTV Single Reel QuikSpray Units

  • 400L tank
  • 1 x 100m hose (retractable by remote control)
  • 2 x Mountable on back of single and dual cab utilities
  • 1 x Mounted in trailer

Refer to Councils fees and charges for cost

1 x 600L Dual Reel QuikSpray on trailer

  • 600L tank
  • 2 x 100m hose (retractable by remote control)

Refer to Councils fees and charges for cost

Only available at Miriam Vale Depot

1 x Dual reel QuikSpray on Trailer

  • 400L tank
  • 2 x 100m hose (retractable by remote control)

Refer to Councils fees and charges for cost

Only available at Miriam Vale Depot

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 3 x Wick Wipers

  • Similar looking to a slasher towed by tractor.  3 point linkage is required.  The rope is soaked in glyphosate that touches the top of the weeds.

Refer to Councils fees and charges for cost

1 x Boomless Spray Unit

  • Sprays 10m swath
  • Fits to tow bar of 4x4 vehicle
  • On/off switch to control spray

Refer to Councils fees and charges for cost

Only available at Miriam Vale Depot

1 x 400L Twin Reel QuikSpray Unit

  • 400L tank
  • Mountable on back of single cab ute only
  • Side Loaded

Refer to Councils fees and charges for cost

Only available at Calliope Depot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT: 

  • Council Work Place Health & Safety Policy requires closed in footwear at all times on Council premises. 
  • Hirers that are late for the arranged pickup or return time will be required to book another time and late fees may be applicable. 
  • A Daily Record of Herbicide Application form must be completed and kept by the landholder for a minimum 2 years.  This can be located with the application form as page 3.
  • Landholders who hire any slide on unit must supply their own tie down straps (4 x 1.5 tonne tie down straps).

For further information on Gladstone Regional Council's Weed Spraying Equipment Hire, or to check availability or book, please contact Council's Regulatory Services Division on (07) 4977 6821.

Property Pest Management Planning

Council offers landholders access to free onsite appointments with a Pest Management Officer to assist in the development of a property pest management plan. While property pest management plans are not required under the Biosecurity Act 2014 (Qld), they are an effective planning tool for landholders in managing invasive pest species.

Gladstone Regional Council's property pest management plans are a three year document and provide details on:

  • Location and density of invasive pest infestations on the property;
  • Best management practice control measures to implement, including types of herbicides, costs and control timing; and
  • Assistance programs available to the landholder.

For further information on Gladstone Regional Council's Property Pest Management Planning Services and how to become involved, please contact Council's Regulatory Services Division on (07) 4977 6821.

Invasive Species Grants Program

In 2017, Gladstone Regional Council (Council) developed a new assistance program to assist landholders in managing Containment Invasive Species listed under the Gladstone Regional Council Biosecurity Plan 2016-2019. 'The Invasive Species Grants Program' (the Program) allows landholders to apply for a financial grant of up to $500 per year, to contribute towards the management of Containment Invasive Species on their land within the Gladstone Regional Council local government area. 

To be eligible for the Program, landholders must:  

  • Have a Containment Pest Species infestation (excluding wild dogs) on their property within the Gladstone Regional Council local government area;   
  • Have developed a current Property Pest Management Plan with Gladstone Regional Council, outlining what management actions they propose to undertake over a three year period;
  • Not have received assistance through the Taskforce Herbicide Subsidy Scheme for the current financial year; and  
  • Provide a receipt for the purchase of chemical, fuel, hire spray equipment, and/or associated equipment, along with a grant reimbursement application, in line with the actions outlined in the applicable Property Pest Management Plan. 

Containment Line maps can be found below:

For further information on the Invasive Species Grants Program and how to become involved, please contact Council's Regulatory Services Division on (07) 4977 6821.

Taskforce Herbicide Subsidy Scheme

Council provides landholders the opportunity to purchase Taskforce herbicide at a subsidised rate to control Giant Rats Tail Grass on their property within the Gladstone region through the Taskforce Herbicide Subsidy Scheme.

To be eligible for the scheme, landholders must have a current property pest management plan with a Council Pest Management Officer.

Maximum quantities apply and are dependent on land size and infestation densities.

For further information on Gladstone Regional Council's Taskforce Herbicide Scheme and how to become involved, please contact Council's Regulatory Services Division on (07) 4977 6821.

Vehicle Washdown Facilities and Hygiene Inspections

Council has two 24 hour vehicle weed seed washdown facilities located on Stowe Road, Calliope and Aldoga Drive, Aldoga.

Calliope Washdown Facility is token operated and $2 tokens can be purchased at:

  • Calliope Council Administration Centre, 5 Don Cameron Dr, Calliope;
  • Calliope Rural Traders, 10 Bloomfield St, Calliope; and
  • Caltex Calliope Service Station, 46 Stirrat St, Calliope.

Aldoga Washdown Facility is operated by either a $2 coin or AVDATA key. Keys can be purchased at a cost from:

  • Gladstone Council Administration Centre, 101 Goondoon St, Gladstone;
  • Calliope Council Administration Centre, 5 Don Cameron Dr, Calliope; and
  • AVDATA Australia on (02) 6262 8111.

Weed and Seed Vehicle Inspections are available at the Calliope Washdown Facility and Miriam Vale Depot between 7am and 2pm Monday to Friday. Bookings are mandatory, with a minimum of 24 hours' notice. Bookings between 7am-8am are free of charge, and fees apply outside this time.

For further information on Gladstone Regional Council's Vehicle Washdown Facilities and Hygiene Inspections and how to become involved, please contact Council's Regulatory Services Division on (07) 4977 6821.

Biological Control Program

Council can provide a number of biological control agents, free of charge, to landholders for the management of invasive pest plants within the Gladstone region.

Invasive pest plants that can be controlled through Council's Biological Control Program include:

  • Cats Claw Creeper;
  • Maderia Vine;
  • Salvinia; and
  • Lantana.

For further information on Gladstone Regional Council's Biological Control Program and how to become involved, please contact Council's Regulatory Services Division on (07) 4977 6821.