Declared Pest Plants

Banana Shire Council

Declared Pest Plants

ImageThe Biosecurity Act 2014 and Regulation replaced the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002 and Regulation on 1 July 2016. 

Under this Act, certain invasive species of plants are listed as 'prohibited' or 'restricted'.  Invasive plants are targeted for control because they have, or could have, serious economic, environmental or social impacts.

Council monitors requirements relating to invasive plants within the Shire. The most common invasive plants found within the Shire are Parthenium, Parkinsonia, Rat's Tail Grass, Mother of Millions, Mesquite, Rubbervine and Bellyache Bush.

The Act requires everyone to take all reasonable and practical steps to minimise risks associated with invasive plants under their control.

Numerous washdown facilities are available within the Shire to help remove weed seeds, soil and other foreign matter from vehicles and machines, and Council staff are available to conduct vehicle inspections.

Biosecurity Qld have developed the fact sheets to assist you in understanding and meeting your obligations. They can be found here.

For information regarding invasive plants phone Council's Rural Services Officers on (07) 49929500, or visit the DAFF website.

A0 Shire Map - Parthenium and Rats Tail Grass Weed Declared Areas

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Declared Local Pests

Under Council's Local Law No. 3 (Community and Environment Management) 2011, Council has declared the following as local pests:

  • Feral Leucaena;  and
  • African Love Grass.

Council may require the owner of land to take specified action to control declared local pests. 


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