On 1 July 2015, the NSW Biosecurity Act 2015 (the Act) became the primary legislation dealing with weed management in NSW.
The primary objective of the Act is to provide a framework for the prevention, elimination and minimization of a wide range of biosecurity risks, including pest animals, diseases, contaminants and weeds. In relation to the management of weeds, the Act aims to prevent the introduction of new weeds into or within the State, to eradicate new incursions quickly and efficiently and to minimize the impact of widespread established weeds.
This plan identifies the weeds with which Bega Valley Shire Council maintains an active management and compliance program. It also specifies the extent to which land managers within the Bega Valley Shire must manage these priority weeds in the absence of State legislated requirements.