A weed is a plant that is growing in the wrong place, at the wrong time.
Some weeds are controlled under legislation due to their detrimental impact on human health, agriculture and our environment.
The measures to prevent, eliminate or minimise the biosecurity risks posed by weeds are specified in Local Control Plans.
Local Weed Control Plans
- African Boxthorn(PDF, 978KB)
- African Olive(PDF, 1MB)
- Blackberry(PDF, 1MB)
- Camphor(PDF, 1MB)
- Cats Claw(PDF, 1MB)
- Coolatia(PDF, 1MB)
- Giant Rats Tail(PDF, 1MB)
- Gleditsia(PDF, 1MB)
- Green Cestrum(PDF, 1MB)
- Groundsel Bush(PDF, 990KB)
- Lantana(PDF, 1MB)
- Long-Leaf Willow(PDF, 1MB)
- Mother of Millions(PDF, 1MB)
- Pampas Grass(PDF, 933KB)
- Salvinia(PDF, 1MB)
- Smooth Tree Pear(PDF, 1MB)
- Tiger Pear(PDF, 1MB)
- Water Hyacinth(PDF, 1MB)
- Water Lettuce(PDF, 2MB)
- Wild Fruit Trees(PDF, 7MB)
Council’s role in weeds management
Council’s Weeds Biosecurity Unit provides the following weed management services:
- Weed identification, management and eradication
- Safe storage, transport and handling of pesticides
- Weed control on Council land and vacant Council managed Crown Land
- Property inspections of private, business, commercial and government premises
- Provisions of quotations and operational works to manage weeds
The Cessnock Pesticide Use Notification Plan(PDF, 1MB) sets out how we notify the community of pesticide applications conducted by Council. The treatment of weeds follows an annual treatment program.(PDF, 20KB)
Regional weed management
Council works with the community, land owners, other councils and government agencies in the Hunter region to achieve a coordinated approach to weed management.
We're an active member of the Hunter Weeds Technical Team and the Hunter Regional Weeds Committee.