Yellow Crazy Ants can be spread with the movement of plants and soil. While the ants themselves spread relatively slowly, it is critical that the community works hard to prevent these pests from spreading by hitchhiking on garden materials, soil and with people and their belongings.
To help us prevent the spread of Yellow Crazy Ants, NSW DPI has put movement restrictions in place, preventing the transmission of vegetative matter and soil within a five kilometre radius of the Lismore Central Business District. Visit Biosecurity Act 2015 for more information.
This means it is now prohibited to move vegetation, plant matter or green waste out of the Movement Control Zone, unless it is being moved or transported directly to the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre.
It is also now prohibited to move plant matter and soil from with the restricted zone to areas outside the zone.
Penalties of up to $1,000 apply to people breaking these restrictions.
The restrictions apply, until 30 June 2019.
Yellow Crazy Ant material: grass, park and garden vegetation and clippings, untreated timber, wood chips, soil and sand.