Pests included in the Proposed RPMP are listed alphabetically in plant and animal groups.
The above link also tells you what programme(s) the pests sit in. These programmes set out what we want to achieve in managing these pests and how the pests will be managed.
The pest programmes chosen for each pest depends on a number of reasons. Essentially the management goal must be achievable, there must be enough funding to support that programme and the benefits to manage the pest at that level must outweigh the costs.
For some pests, there will be rules that require action from landowners and occupiers.
Some rules require immediate action while others might come into force on a ‘need for action’ basis. For example, if in time Council decides a particular pest has become more of an issue or needs a higher level of management, it will provide written direction to relevant occupiers to remove it.
A large number of well-established pests that did not meet the thresholds prescribed by the Biosecurity Act 1993 to be included in the RPMP’s pest management programmes have been added as Advisory pests.
- Advisory pests in Appendix 1.
Council has a strategic direction for pest management in the region. This sets out Council’s overall biosecurity objectives and aspirations and illustrates how the Council intends to achieve them, including leading pest management responses, supporting other agencies and initiatives and providing advice.
- Council’s Strategic Direction for Pest Management
- How Council is delivering its Strategic Direction
The detail of how pests will be managed will be set out in an operational plan which must be developed within three months of the RPMP becoming operative. Below is an example of the Council’s current operation plan. This plan allows for adaptive management and innovative solutions.