Noxious weeds

 135 Byng St, Orange
 02 6393 8000
 02 6393 8199
 council@orange.nsw.gov.au

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.

Download Noxious weed declarations for Orange City Council

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 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.

Download Pesticide use notification plan