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Noxious Weeds

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.

Noxious weed declarations 2011 or visit www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/pests-weeds/weeds/noxweed/noxious-app

 

 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

 Bathurst burr
 

Xanthium spinosum  Bathurst Burr

Noogoora burr  

Xanthium occidentale Bertol    Noogoora burr

 Californian burr

 Xanthium orientale  Californian burr
 Cockle burr  Xanthium italicum  Cockle burr
 Blackberry  Rubus fruticosus  Blackberry
 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
 Lippia Phyla canescens Lippia
 Hunter burr Xanthium species Hunter burr
 Golden dodder Cuscuta campestris Golden dodder
 English broom Cytisus scoparius English broom

 Pesticide Use Notification Plan

For more information on weeds please go to  www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/weeds or contact Council on 6393 8000.