Weeds & Legislation

The Biosecurity Act

On 1 July 2017, the Biosecurity Act replaced the Noxious Weeds Act. 

Biosecurity is the protection of our economy, environment and community from the negative impacts of pests, diseases, weeds and contaminants. In NSW all plants are regulated with a general biosecurity duty to prevent, eliminate or minimise any biosecurity risk they may pose.

Snowy Valleys Council is committed to maintaining an effective and efficient program to control biosecurity on both private and Council owned land.

Our Biosecurity Officers assist in the management of the vegetation on Council land, roadsides, public and private land by managing biosecurity in accordance with relevant legislation.

Any person who deals with any plant, who knows (or ought to know) of any biosecurity risk, has a duty to ensure the risk is prevented, eliminated or minimised, so far as is reasonably practicable.

For more information please contact our Customer Service Team: