Pests and weeds

We are serious about protecting our environment and run regular baiting and pest survey programs. Feral pig and rabbit control is enforced in our region. We also provide education on weeds currently affecting our region and the best way to eradicate these.

Read more about our control of pests and weeds in the Toowoomba region in our four year Pest Management Plan.

Long grass and weeds in vacant allotment
Our local laws require occupiers of land to keep their allotments free from overgrown vegetation and any accumulation of objects and materials. If not maintained, the property becomes unsightly, could be a health hazard and is likely to attract reptiles.   For more information - overgrown vegetation link   ...
Our Conservation and Pest Management team provide education and awareness programs as well as control weeds and feral pests on Council owned land and thoroughfares across our region. The team controls weeds along approximately 11,000 km of road network and conduct private property inspections throughout the 13,000 square km of land in the region. Pest Management Plan The Pest Management Plan outlines a 4 year strategy and annual action plans to implement ...
We assist landowners to keep their land free of pest animals such as wild dogs, foxes and feral pigs by offering a '1080 baiting service' (Sodium Fluoroacetate), which may include manufactured products. This service is conducted four times a year, and further assistance is provided to landholders on an ad-hoc basis.  2018 dates are as follows: 26-29 March 2018 7-10 May 2018 13-16 August 2018 5-8 November 2018 Wild dog baiting schedule DateBait StationTime TBA West Haldon Dip, ...
We have been experiencing an increase in the number of rabbits being reported across the region. In all instances property owners are required to make a reasonable effort to remove rabbits from their property, however the process for reporting rabbits differs depending on whether or not a property lies inside or outside of the area administered by the Darling Down-Moreton Rabbit Board. The Darling Downs-Moreton Rabbit Board maintains 555 km of ...
The biosecurity surveillance program focuses on invasive biosecurity matter (e.g. wild dogs and weeds) as identified in the Biosecurity Act 2014. The purpose of the program is to monitor compliance under the Biosecurity Act 2014 regarding management of invasive biosecurity matter, confirm the presence and extent of invasive biosecurity matter, promote best practice management and advice and information aimed at enhancing community awareness of biosecurity matter. Individual prope ...
Roadside grazing describes the use of Council roads for the purpose of feeding local stock or travelling stock.  Roadside grazing guidelines Cattle must be fenced at all times behind an electric fence with pig tailed pickets rather than star pickets. Cattle must be taken off the road at night. No entire male cattle (bulls) are allowed on roadsides. No horses are allowed on roadsides. Road suitability will be assessed against Council’s 2.43 Roadside Agistment Policy. Approval cond ...
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