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Pest Management Planning

Managing pest plants and animals is everyone’s responsibility. Every year, significant environmental, social and economic impacts are discovered within our community. A stronger biosecurity system requires industry, community and government working together. 

To help reduce these impacts, the Hinchinbrook Local Government Area Biosecurity Plan was developed (and annually reviewed) by a variety of stakeholders to provide a strategic direction for the management of both declared and other priority pests within the Hinchinbrook Shire.

The various declared priority and environmental weeds and pest animals that are known to exist locally have been prioritised and an action plan has been developed for each pest which details the priority ranking along with key information on controlling the pest.

To assist, Council conducts an Invasive Plants and Surveillance Program for all land tenures within the Hinchinbrook Local Government area. The program is designed to confirm the presence or determine the extent of the presence, of invasive biosecurity matters, with a particular focus on Pond Apple, Acacia Glauca, Thunbergia, Hygrophila, Mikania Vine, Singapore Daisy, Feral Pigs, Wild Dogs and Tramp Ants. 

Invasive Plants and Animals Surveillance PlanHinchinbrook Local Government Area Biosecurity Plan

Tasman Turtle's Picnic Day

Tasman Turtle's Picnic Day

Tasman Turtle’s Picnic Day is a free family event that focuses on being environmentally friendly.

Date: Saturday 28 May 2022

Time: 9.00am - 2.00pm

Where: TYTO Parklands

Cost: Free

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