Local Management Plan for African Lovegrass

Council is seeking the community's feedback on managing African Lovegrass. The Local Management Plan for African Lovegrass is out on public exhibition and the community is encouraged to have their say.

The Local Management Plan for African Lovegrass specifies the control measures that a landholder must implement to ensure that their General Biosecurity Duty is discharged in relation to African Lovegrass.

This plan complements the Snowy Monaro Region Local Weed Management Plan. The latter identifies the priority weeds with which Council maintains an active management and compliance program. it also specifies the extent to which land managers within the Snowy Monaro local government area must manage these priority weeds.

Feedback on the Local Management Plan for African Lovegrass will be accepted until Friday 21 June 2019.

Please take the time to read the Local Management Plan for African Lovegrass (located to the right of screen in the document library).

Background information

On 1 July 2017, the NSW Biosecurity Act 2015 (the Act) became the primary legislation dealing with weed management in NSW. The Act supersedes the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 and operates on a risk management framework, providing flexibility in the development and implementation of weed management programs at a local level based on the level of risk that a weed poses to the local economy, environment and/or community.

Here in the Snowy Monaro - weed invasion, and in particular invasion by perennial grass weeds like Serrated Tussock, African Lovegrass and Chilean Needle Grass, have the potential to reduce, and in some cases, eliminate native and introduced pastures.

Submissions

Submission can be made:

Online: Please see feedback option below.

By email: council@snowymonaro.nsw.gov.au with the subject line Local Management Plan for African Lovegrass.

By post: PO Box 714 Cooma NSW 2630. Please specify your submission is in relation to the Local Management Plan for African Lovegrass.

Council is seeking the community's feedback on managing African Lovegrass. The Local Management Plan for African Lovegrass is out on public exhibition and the community is encouraged to have their say.

The Local Management Plan for African Lovegrass specifies the control measures that a landholder must implement to ensure that their General Biosecurity Duty is discharged in relation to African Lovegrass.

This plan complements the Snowy Monaro Region Local Weed Management Plan. The latter identifies the priority weeds with which Council maintains an active management and compliance program. it also specifies the extent to which land managers within the Snowy Monaro local government area must manage these priority weeds.

Feedback on the Local Management Plan for African Lovegrass will be accepted until Friday 21 June 2019.

Please take the time to read the Local Management Plan for African Lovegrass (located to the right of screen in the document library).

Background information

On 1 July 2017, the NSW Biosecurity Act 2015 (the Act) became the primary legislation dealing with weed management in NSW. The Act supersedes the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 and operates on a risk management framework, providing flexibility in the development and implementation of weed management programs at a local level based on the level of risk that a weed poses to the local economy, environment and/or community.

Here in the Snowy Monaro - weed invasion, and in particular invasion by perennial grass weeds like Serrated Tussock, African Lovegrass and Chilean Needle Grass, have the potential to reduce, and in some cases, eliminate native and introduced pastures.

Submissions

Submission can be made:

Online: Please see feedback option below.

By email: council@snowymonaro.nsw.gov.au with the subject line Local Management Plan for African Lovegrass.

By post: PO Box 714 Cooma NSW 2630. Please specify your submission is in relation to the Local Management Plan for African Lovegrass.

Local Management Plan for African Lovegrass - have your say!

We welcome your feedback on the Local Management Plan for African Lovegrass.

Have you read the Local Management Plan for African Lovegrass. It's located to the right of your screen in the document library.

To have your say on how African Lovegrass should be managed, please take the time to answer the following questions. Your feedback will remain anonymous.

Do you understand the impact that African Lovegrass has on the Snowy Monaro region?
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Can you identify African Lovegrass plants?
Would you like help identifying African Lovegrass plants?
Do you have the ability to prevent the introduction, eliminate and/or minimise the risk of African Lovegrass? (Please refer to the Local Management Plan for African Lovegrass for further information on isolated, established and core infestations).
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Do you believe that Council should issue fines or prosecute people who fail to control African Lovegrass as required by this plan?
Do you know how to prevent the spread of African Lovegrass?.
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Having read the plan, do you clearly understand the definition of isolated, established and core infested African Lovegrass areas?
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Do you understand precisely which definition applies to your property?
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Do you clearly understand what the legal control requirements are according to this management plan?
Do you agree that landholders may be issued significant fines or face prosecution for failing to comply with these obligations?
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