Invasive species surveillance program
Gladstone Regional Council will be undertaking a Biosecurity Surveillance Program from 12 May 2020 until 31 October 2020.
This aims to monitor the presence, absence, compliance and levels of extent of Giant Rats Tail Grass, Groundsel Bush, Parkinsonia, Parthenium, Chinee Apple and Rubber Vine in accordance with the Biosecurity Act 2014.
The program will focus on all areas of our region.
It is imperative Council monitor these pests and measure the effectiveness of control methods implemented by landholders.
The program will operate until 31 October 2020 and involve Council conducting property inspections to carry out controlled actions on pests in accordance with the Biosecurity Act 2014 and Council's Biosecurity Surveillance Program.
During a General Council Meeting on 28 April 2020, Gladstone Regional Council resolved to implement an invasive species surveillance program to monitor landholder compliance with the requirements about prohibited matter or restricted matter under the Biosecurity Act 2014 (Qld).
A copy of the Surveillance Program is available for inspection or purchase, free of charge, at any Gladstone Regional Council Customer Service Centre until the end of the program.
If you have any questions regarding the surveillance program, please contact Council's Biosecurity and Environmental Health team on (07) 4970 0700.