Northern Rivers Invasive Plants Action Strategy

The Northern Rivers Invasive Plants Action Strategy is the latest strategy developed by the NCWAC. This strategy aims to provide a framework for weed management across the Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority region from 2009-2013.

Northern Rivers Invasive Plants Action Strategy (pdf, 2367 kb)



North Coast Bitou Bush Management Strategies 2001

Bitou bush poses a serious threat to biodiversity, aesthetic values, community access and coastal infrastructure within the region. It was predicted to infest almost all of the region’s natural coastal areas by 2010.

There are a number of stakeholders involved in the control of bitou bush including many community groups. The strategies have been developed to improve co-ordination between them and promote the use of best management practices.

Download North Coast Bitou Bush Strategy 2001

Weeds Action Plan

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.

Go to Weeds Action Plan page for all related documents.

Regional Weeds Management Plans

Honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)

Honey locust is a long-lived fast growing tree capable of causing tremendous agricultural,

environmental and social impacts in the region.

Download the Honey Locust Regional Management Plan.

Giant Paramatta Grass (Sporobolus fertilis) and Giant Rat’s Tail Grass (Sporobolus pyramidalis)

Weedy Sporobolus grasses, such as Giant Parramatta Grass (GPG) and Giant Rat’s Tail

Grass (GRTG), are aggressive weeds which significantly threaten a range of agricultural

industries within the NSW North Coast region and many other parts of Australia.

They also have significant impacts on the environment, recreation and tourism.

Download the Sporobolus Regional Management Plan.

Camphor Laurel Kit

Everything you need to know about camphor laurel and its control. The kit includes information on

  • Identification and background to the species
  • Project planning for weed control and restoration
  • How to approach control for different situations – both chemical and non-chemical control techniques
  • Value adding information including lists of camphor laurel millers
  • Replacement information including species lists for different situations
  • Regional strategies to improve awareness, co-ordination and ownership
  • Funding opportunities
  • Future research needs and more

The kit is available for viewing or downloading in separate chapters, as laid out below.