Weeds and Pests
Some plants have been declared as pest plants under the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002. Landholders, including state agencies, may be required to control declared pest plants on their properties.
For example, Weedy Sporobolus Grasses are serious weeds. Download the Best Practice Manual HERE.
Weeds have the potential to adversely alter ecosystem function, reduce primary industry productivity and profitability, and seriously limit the long-term sustainability of all the state’s agricultural and natural resources.
They increase the risk of fire, increase costs to infrastructure maintenance, and reduce the amenity of recreation areas. Some weeds have well-documented and sometimes serious effects on human health.