The NSW Weeds Action Plan is a NSW Government initiative aiming to reduce the impact of weeds in this State.
The Weeds Action Plan replaces a range of noxious-weed grant programs provided by the NSW Government to local authorities, public authorities and trustees of reserves and commons.
Funds provided through the Weeds Action Plan are targetted to ensure that local weed control authorities and other key stakeholders meet targets outlined in the NSW Invasive Species Plan.
The NCWAC Weeds Action Plan aims to:
- identify and manage high-risk weed species and entry pathways within the NCWAC region;
- develop and implement early weed detection capabilities;
- assist in the timely detection of new weed incursions in the NCWAC region;
- effect a quick response to eradicate or contain new weeds;
- provide effective and targetted on-ground weed control;
- increase community acceptance of, and involvement in, effective weed management;
- integrate weed management into education programs;
- improve the knowledge base for weed management;
- encourage the use of cost-sharing arrangements, and
- identify and prioritise weed management programs to where benefits are greatest.
In the first year of the NCWAC Weeds Action Plan 2010-2015, achievements include:
- $892,000 was received from the state government. This was more than matched by the $1,553,299 expended by local governments within the NCWAC region
- 4414 high risk sites were inspected for established and emerging high- priority weeds, equating to 21,964ha.
- 7724km of high-risk pathways (rivers, roads, creeks) were inspected for known high-priority weeds.
88,329ha of other priority sites (wetlands) were inspected for known high-priority weeds.
- 13,615 private property inspections were undertaken across the NCWAC region.
- Extensive production and distribution of pamphlets for weeds such as Tropical Soda Apple, Cecropia, Kidney Leaf Mud Plantain and Miconia have increased the capacity for early detection of weeds in the NCWAC area.
- Development of the upgraded NCWAC web site incorporating updated weed distribution and identification information, contact details and options for reporting new incursions.
- Development of a regional mapping program to enhance information and resource coordination across the NCWAC region.
As part of the NCWAC Weeds Action Plan 2010-2015, the following documents will be produced for the region:
- NCWAC Business Plan 2010-2015
- NCWAC Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Improvement (MERI) Plan 2010-2015
- NCWAC Communications Strategy 2010-2015
- NCWAC Weed Incursion Plan 2011-2015
- NCWAC Rapid Response Plan 2011-2015
- NCWAC High Risk Pathways and Sites Management Plan 2010-2015
- NCWAC Regional Inspection Program
- NCWAC High Priority Species Management Plan
- High priority species operating procedure
NCWAP Community Extension (.pdf 190 KB)
Regional Highlights Case Study (.pdf 633 KB)