Weed Management

Hilltops Council manages weeds under the NSW biosecurity framework and associated tools. These exist to safeguard our economy, environment and community.

Under the Biosecurity Act 2015 everyone has a legal obligation to manage identified priority weeds on land that they own or occupy.
Council's role is to work with landowners and occupiers to help them meet their general biosecurity duty according to the Act. This includes:

  • Helping to identify priority weeds.
  • Providing advice and information on ways to manage weeds.
  • Providing displays at community events about weeds.
  • An ongoing program of rural and urban inspections to check for priority weeds.
  • Weed management in the Hilltops area is conducted strategically, on a priority basis, as available funds allow.

There's plenty you can do to help us manage weeds across the Hilltops Council area and keep our natural environment beautiful!