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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.

1080 Baiting Program.pdf

1080 Bait Meat Subsidy Program.pdf

1080 Baiting Neighbour Notification Form.pdf

Dingo/Wild Dog Bounty Program.pdf

IPA Wild Dog Fact Sheet Control Planning Calendar.pdf

Feral Pig Panel Trap Program.pdf

Feral Pig Bounty Program.pdf

Trapping Program.pdf


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.

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

Chemical Subsidy Program.pdf

Equipment Hire Program.pdf

Lantana Chemical Subsidy Program.pdf

Quik Spray Hire Agreement Form.pdf

Wick Wiper Unit Hire Agreement F-588.pdf


Biosecurity Plan – Invasive Plants and Animals

Council has developed it’s Biosecurity Plan – Invasive Plants and Animals 2020-2025 in consultation with key stakeholders and the community. The plan is a requirement of the Biosecurity Act 2014 and sets out how Invasive Biosecurity Matter (weeds and pest animals) will be managed in the Somerset Region.

 

Biosecurity Programs

Council approved the following Biosecurity Programs under the Biosecurity Act 2014, at the ordinary meeting of Council held on 12 August 2020:

Biosecurity Surveillance Program 2020-2021

Biosecurity Prevention and Control Program– European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) and parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorus) - 2020-21