Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, has announced a major strategic review of weed management in NSW. Further information on the review, including the terms of reference, is available on the Natural Resources Commission website.
The Noxious Weeds (Weed Control) Order 2014 (previously referred to by NSW Department of Primary Industries as Weed Control Order No. 30), was published in the NSW Government Gazette No. 23 on Friday 28 February 2014, pages 734 to 845.
The Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson has announced several successful projects under the new $1.1 million Weed Innovation Grants initiative.
The NSW Weeds Action Program Annual Report 2012-2013 is now available. The report promotes the achievements of the Program against the four goals of the NSW Invasive Species Plan and provides overviews and case studies from projects around the State.
The NSW Orange Hawkweed Strategy has been developed in consultation with a range of stakeholders to address a major threat to primary production and biodiversity across south eastern Australia.
Parthenium weed is a Weed of National Significance. It currently infests more than eight million hectares in central Queensland and has the potential to infest much of the eastern half of New South Wales. This strategy details strategic direction for the next five years.
An overview of the various weed management strategies currently in use in NSW prepared by DPI and DECC.
An important document for key stakeholders in noxious weeds management in NSW.
IN THIS SECTION
- Weed definitions & FAQs
Definitions and examples of noxious, environmental and agricultural weeds; weeds of national significance (WONS) and national environmental alert list weeds. Answers to frequently asked questions.
- Species information
Profiles for a number of weeds that are important in NSW. Profiles contain a photograph, description, the status of the weed and links to related information.
- Weed legislation, strategy, policy
Legislation, policies and national and state strategies. Relevant forms are also in this section.
- Noxious weed declarations
Details of weeds declared in NSW under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993, including the control class and their control requirements.
- NSW DPI projects
A range of projects being undertaken by DPI including biological control, community involvement, training, policy and research projects.
- Weeds research
The Weeds Research Unit carries out world class research in the areas of weed science, crop, pasture and environmental weed ecology and integrated weed management by cultural, chemical, mechanical and biological control means.
- Weed publications
Factsheets, newsletters, posters, training materials, books and videos about weed identification, management and other issues.
- For schools
Weed Warriors program and links to other educational resources.
Courses, delivery modes, dates, locations and contact information.
- NSW Weed Risk Management system
The Weed Risk Management (WRM) system is used to evaluate noxious weed declarations in NSW.
NSW DPI advisory, regulatory, technical, training and extension officers and more.
- Useful links
National organisations and regional committees.
- NSW - No Space 4 Weeds
The ‘NSW – No Space 4 Weeds’ program is a state-wide weed awareness program that highlights that weeds are everyone’s problem and provides opportunities for the community of NSW to become part of the solution.
- Weed maps
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