Draft Sunshine Coast Council Local Government Area Biosecurity Plan

Community consultation has now closed.

Have your say on the Draft Sunshine Coast Council Local Government Area Biosecurity Plan.

This draft Plan provides a coordinated and collaborative approach to invasive plant and animal management. It aims to bring all sectors of the local community together to collectively respond to the highest priority invasive species through feasible management activities and available resources.

Council encouraged the community to have their say by completing the survey or by making submissions from Monday 21 August to Friday 22 September 2017.

Invasive plants and animals can impact the region’s natural environments, agriculture and production areas, and community and residential areas. All of which are critical to our valued lifestyle and the liveability of our region.

The draft plan identifies:

  • 270 invasive plants and animals in the Sunshine Coast local government area
  • 78 of these invasive plants and animals as priorities
  • Catchments as the management unit, including the coastal environment (beaches, dunes and adjacent lands) as its own separate management unit
  • Five management responses based on the effectiveness of available control measures and the known abundance of each invasive species known to occur in each management unit
  • Threats on our local government border, from within broader Queensland and on the Queensland border
  • 12 strategic actions to guide stakeholders in the development of their tailored biosecurity implementation plans.

We encourage you to be part of informing this Plan by completing the survey or by making a submission. Consultation closed at 5 pm, 22 September 2017.

This Plan will replace the Sunshine Coast Council Local Government Area Pest Management Plan 2012-2016.

For further enquiries email biosecurityplan@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

Community consultation has now closed.

Have your say on the Draft Sunshine Coast Council Local Government Area Biosecurity Plan.

This draft Plan provides a coordinated and collaborative approach to invasive plant and animal management. It aims to bring all sectors of the local community together to collectively respond to the highest priority invasive species through feasible management activities and available resources.

Council encouraged the community to have their say by completing the survey or by making submissions from Monday 21 August to Friday 22 September 2017.

Invasive plants and animals can impact the region’s natural environments, agriculture and production areas, and community and residential areas. All of which are critical to our valued lifestyle and the liveability of our region.

The draft plan identifies:

  • 270 invasive plants and animals in the Sunshine Coast local government area
  • 78 of these invasive plants and animals as priorities
  • Catchments as the management unit, including the coastal environment (beaches, dunes and adjacent lands) as its own separate management unit
  • Five management responses based on the effectiveness of available control measures and the known abundance of each invasive species known to occur in each management unit
  • Threats on our local government border, from within broader Queensland and on the Queensland border
  • 12 strategic actions to guide stakeholders in the development of their tailored biosecurity implementation plans.

We encourage you to be part of informing this Plan by completing the survey or by making a submission. Consultation closed at 5 pm, 22 September 2017.

This Plan will replace the Sunshine Coast Council Local Government Area Pest Management Plan 2012-2016.

For further enquiries email biosecurityplan@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au