Declared Plant Review

Currently 114 weeds are declared under the Natural Resources Management Act 2004 because they pose risks to South Australia’s primary industries, natural environments and/or public safety. A state policy on each weed may prohibit their sale or transport on roads, empower the NRM boards to enforce control, and/or require landowners to notify infestations on their land.

Why are we reviewing the list?

The eight regional NRM boards are working with their stakeholders to plan and deliver weed management programs aiming to get the best value from investment in weed control. The NRM boards use a weed risk management system (developed by Biosecurity SA) to prioritise weeds for control. As the weed policies have not been reviewed since 1991, it is time to check that they still match the needs of landowners and managers. For example, historically, declaration for many weeds was based on local government boundaries; redefining control areas using NRM regions will improve consistency and be more strategic.

Are you concerned about a weed on the list?

Your view is sought on proposed changes to plant declarations for 26 declared weeds in this phase of the review. For example, do you want to comment on the changes proposed for controlling African rue, silverleaf nightshade or skeleton weed? You might also want to comment on five plants proposed for de-listing. Find out more about the proposed changes to existing listings and the plants that are proposed for de-listing, or read a summary of the proposed changes in your region.

Do you want new weeds declared?

Twenty four new weeds are being proposed for declaration in this phase of the review. Do you want to comment on any of these additional plants proposed for declaration? Find out more about the proposed additions to the list, or read a summary of the proposed changes in your region.

Make a submission

To ensure your views are considered, please make a submission using the online feedback form below, or by posting, emailing or faxing your comments to:

David Cooke
Senior Biosecurity Advisor, Weeds
NRM Biosecurity, PIRSA
GPO Box 1671
Adelaide SA 5001

Email: david.cooke@sa.gov.au
Fax: 08 8303 9555

If you have any questions about how to make a submission, please call the NRM Biosecurity unit on 8303 9620.

Community consultation closes: 
Thursday 10 December 2015
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