COVID-19 update

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak (Coronavirus) in Australia and across the globe, Wakefield Regional Council is taking proactive measures to stop the spread. Our front counter remains open but please call or email us in the first instance. We are trying to minimise risk to our people and our community so, if you can carry out business with us online or on phone, do so.

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Pest Plants & Animals

To protect the local environment and industries it's important pest plants and animals are well controlled and managed.

Pest plants that are a significant threat to agriculture, the natural environment and public health and safety are called declared plants. Land owners have a legal responsibility to manage these plants. The Natural Resources Management (NRM) Act 2004 sets out the legal framework for:

  • banning the sale of declared weeds
  • controlling the movement of declared weeds
  • destroying or controlling infestations of declared weeds
  • notifying authorities when an infestation is detected.

Natural Resources Northern and Yorke has a clearly defined approach to managing pests and useful information about declared plants of South Australia, what is being done locally to manage pest plants and advice for local landholders.

Here are some useful links from the Natural Resources Northern and Yorke website:

Pest animals can pose a significant threat to agriculture, the natural environment and public health and safety in our region.
To find out more about work under way to control pest animals, the key pests for the Wakefield region, best techniques for controlling pests and your responsibilities as land holders, visit the Natural Resources Northern and Yorke website