Responsibility in Weed Control

Responsibility

There are statutory obligations to clear declared weeds from your property and all States and Territories have their own weed lists, which are available from local Departments of Primary Industry. In Tasmania each declared weed has a statutory weed management plan that details the regulatory framework for the control and eradication of that weed under the Tasmanian Weed Management Act 1999.

While primary responsibility for managing weeds rests with landholders and land managers, collective action may be necessary if the problem is beyond the capacity of the individual to cope. Successful weed management requires a coordinated national approach, which involves all levels of government in establishing appropriate legislative, educational and co-ordination frameworks in partnership with industry, landholders and the community.

Many procedures and methods are available to manage the effects of weeds, the most effective being prevention, early detection and eradication. Once the initial infestation is controlled, follow-up monitoring and control is required to ensure that reinfestation does not occur.