The main objective of the Noxious Weeds Act of 1993 is to prevent the spread of noxious weeds. All property owners, including Orange City Council, are obligated to control noxious weeds present on their land. Control options are dependant on the Class of the noxious weed present.
Weed Control Class
The following weed control classes may be applied to a plant by a weed control order:
Class 1, State Prohibited Weeds - weeds that pose a potentially serious threat to primary production or the environment and are not present in the State or are present only to a limited extent.
Class 2, Regionally Prohibited Weeds - weeds that pose a potentially serious threat to primary production or the environment of a region to which the order applies and are not present in the region or are present only to a limited extent.
Class 3, Regionally Controlled Weeds - weeds that pose a serious threat to primary production or the environment of an area to which the order applies, are not widely distributed in the area and are likely to spread in the area or to another area.
Class 4, Locally Controlled Weeds - weeds that pose a threat to primary production, the environment or human health, are widely distributed in an area to which the order applies and are likely to spread in the area or to another area.
- Class 5, Restricted Plants - plants that are likely, by their sale or the sale of their seeds or movement within the State or an area of the State, to spread in the State or outside the State.
Below are the management plans for Class 4 weeds located within the Orange City Council Local Governement Area:
|Common Name||Botanical Name||Management Plan|
|African Boxthorn||Lycium ferocissimum||African Boxthorn|
|Xanthium spinosum||Bathurst Burr|
|Xanthium occidentale Bertol||Noogoora burr|
|Xanthium orientale||Californian burr|
|Cockle burr||Xanthium italicum||Cockle burr|
|Sweet Briar||Rosa rubiginosa||Sweet Briar|
|Scotch broom||Cytisus scoparius||Scotch broom|
|Broad leaf Privet||Ligustrum lucidum||Broad leaf Privet|
|Narrow leaf Privet||Ligustrum sinense||Narrow leaf Privet|
|Pampas grass||Cortaderia species||Pampas grass|
|Prickly pear||Cylindropuntia species||Prickly pear|
|Harrisia cactus||Harrisia species||Harrisia cactus|
|Silver-leaf nightshade||Solanum elaeagnifolium||Silver-leaf nightshade|
|Spiny burrgrass||Cenchrus incertus||Spiny burrgrass|
|Spiny burrgrass||Cenchrus longispinus||Spiny burrgrass|
|Rhus tree||Toxicodendron succedanea||Rhus tree|
|Serrated tussock||Nassella trichotoma||Serrated tussock|
|Chilean needle grass||Nassella neesiana||Chilean needle grass|
|African lovegrass||Eragrostis curvula||African lovegrass|
|St John's wort||Hypericum perforatum||St Johns wort|
|Stemless thistle||Onopordum acaulon||Stemless thistle|
|Illyrian thistle||Onopordum illyricum||Illyrian thistle|
|Taurian thistle||Onopordum tauricum||Taurian thistle|
|Nodding thistle||Carduus nutans||Nodding thistle|
|Scotch thistle||Onopordum acanthium||Scotch thistle|
|South American burr||Xanthium species||South American burr|
|Hunter burr||Xanthium species||Hunter burr|
|Golden dodder||Cuscuta campestris||Golden dodder|
|English broom||Cytisus scoparius||English broom|
For more information on weeds please go to www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/weeds or contact Council on 6393 8000.