Gympie Region Biosecurity Plan

The Gympie Region Biosecurity Plan provides a guide for invasive species management in the region.   It supports the Queensland Biosecurity Act 2014 by promoting a coordinated approach to the management of invasive plants and animals. This plan is based on the idea that biosecurity in the Gympie region is everyone’s responsibility, and we will achieve the best outcomes if we all work together. Click here to view the plan.

  • Council has a region wide biosecurity surveillance program for declared plant and animal species assessed as posing a high biosecurity risk (HBR) to the Gympie region.

    The managers of land that contain HBR declared species will be requested to take action to reduce the risk of these pest species spreading and causing impacts to other properties.

    Contact Council to report the presence of declared plants and animals that are affecting your land or activities. For the full details on the surveliance program click here.

  • The Biosecurity Act 2014 provides biosecurity measures to safeguard our economy, agricultural and tourism industries, environment and way of life, from:

    • pests (e.g. wild dogs and weeds)
    • diseases (e.g. foot-and-mouth disease)
    • contaminants (e.g. lead on grazing land).

    Your general biosecurity obligation is explained here.

    For more info on this legislation visit here.

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