Pest Management Pest Management

Pest Management Plan

In May 2013 Somerset Regional Council adopted a four year Pest Management Plan after the draft plan was endorsed by the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry on the 29 April 2013. The 2013-2018 Pest Management Plan was developed after a comprehensive public consultation process and through the work of the Somerset Pest Management Working Group made up of key stakeholders in the Somerset region. A copy of the plan can also be viewed at Council's Kilcoy, Esk and Lowood offices.


Restricted Invasive Animals

Invasive animal species of particular concern in the Somerset region include; wild dogs, feral pigs, foxes, rabbits, feral deer, feral cats and fire ants. Landholders have responsibilities to control restricted invasive animal species on their property under the Biosecurity Act 2014. Visit the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website or invasive animal fact sheets pages for additional information.

Council also offers pest programs to assist landholders in meeting their responsibilities.

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Restricted Invasive Plants

Invasive plant species of particular concern in the Somerset region include; Honey locust, Parthenium, Fireweed, Hymenachne, Mother of millions, Annual ragweed, Giant rats tail grass, and African boxthorn. Landholders have responsibilities to control restricted invasive plant species on their property under the Biosecurity Act 2014.  Further information can be found on the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website or invasive plant fact sheets page.

Council also offers pest programs to assist landholders in meeting their responsibilities.

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Biosecurity Surveillance Program 2019 - Invasive Plants and Animals Biosecurity Surveillance Program 2019 - Invasive Plants and Animals

Somerset Regional Council, acting pursuant to section 235 of Biosecurity Act 2014 (the Act), authorises the Surveillance Program for invasive plants and animals listed under the following schedules of the Act relating to all land within Somerset Region:

  • Schedule 1 Prohibited Matters’ parts 3 and 4, and

  • Schedule 2 Restricted Matters’ in part 2.

The purpose of the Program is to monitor compliance with requirements about prohibited matter or restricted matter. The program will commence on 6 May 2019 and will run until 6 May 2020.

A copy of the program is available for inspection at Council’s Administration Centre, 2 Redbank Street Esk or in the link below:

Biosecurity Surveillance Program 2019 - Invasive Plants and Animals