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.
Management plans for Class 4 weeds located within the Orange City Council Local Governement Area
|African Boxthorn||Lycium ferocissimum||African Boxthorn Weed Management Plan|
|Bathurst burr||Xanthium spinosum||Bathurst Burr Weed Management Plan|
|Noogoora burr||Xanthium occidentale Bertol||Noogoora burr Weed Management Plan|
|Californian burr||Xanthium orientale||Californian burr Weed Management Plan|
|Cockle burr||Xanthium italicum||Cockle burr Weed Management Plan|
|Blackberry||Rubus fruticosus||Blackberry Weed Management Plan|
|Sweet Briar||Rosa rubiginosa||Sweet Briar Weed Management Plan|
|Scotch broom||Cytisus scoparius||Scotch broom Weed Management Plan|
|Broad leaf Privet||Ligustrum lucidum||Broad leaf Privet Weed Management Plan|
|Narrow leaf Privet||Ligustrum sinense||Narrow leaf Privet Weed Management Plan|
|Pampas grass||Cortaderia species||Pampas grass Weed Management Plan|
|Prickly pear||Cylindropuntia species||Prickly pear Weed Management Plan|
|Harrisia cactus||Harrisia species||Harrisia cactus Weed Management Plan|
|Silver-leaf nightshade||Solanum elaeagnifolium||Silver-leaf nightshade Weed Management Plan|
|Spiny burrgrass||Cenchrus incertus||Spiny burrgrass Cenchrus incertus Weed Management Plan|
|Spiny burrgrass||Cenchrus longispinus||Spiny burrgrass Cenchrus longispinus Weed Management Plan|
|Rhus tree||Toxicodendron succedanea||Rhus tree Weed Management Plan|
|Serrated tussock||Nassella trichotoma||Serrated tussock Weed Management Plan|
|Chilean needle grass||Nassella neesiana||Chilean needle grass Weed Management Plan|
|African lovegrass||Eragrostis curvula||African lovegrass Weed Management Plan|
|St John’s wort||Hypericum perforatum||St Johns wort Weed Management Plan|
|Stemless thistle||Onopordum acaulon||Stemless thistle Weed Management Plan|
|Illyrian thistle||Onopordum illyricum||Illyrian thistle Weed Management Plan|
|Taurian thistle||Onopordum tauricum||Taurian thistle Weed Management Plan|
|Nodding thistle||Carduus nutans||Nodding thistle Weed Management Plan|
|Scotch thistle||Onopordum acanthium||Scotch thistle Weed Management Plan|
|South American burr||Xanthium species||South American burr Weed Management Plan|
|Lippia||Phyla canescens||Lippia Weed Management Plan|
|Hunter burr||Xanthium species||Hunter burr Weed Management Plan|
|Golden dodder||Cuscuta campestris||Golden dodder Weed Management Plan|
|English broom||Cytisus scoparius||English broom Weed Management Plan|
Pesticide Use Notification Plan
The Pesticide Use Notification Plan has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Pesticides Regulation 1995 (the Regulation). The intention of the plan is to ensure the community is notified when pesticides are used within the Orange City Council area, and are able to avoid contact with these pesticides if they so wish.
The aim of the plan is to meet the community’s general right to know about pesticide applications made to public places that are owned or controlled by Orange City Council. The plan states that Council routinely directs and allows the use of herbicides in public places as part of its functions. The use is designed to destroy, suppress or prevent the spread of weeds or unwanted pest species and to protect the users of public places from nuisance or danger or for the beautification, management and maintenance of parks and reserves.