Central Tablelands Weeds Authority’s core function is to detect priority weeds and actively encourage landholders to correctly manage the identified priority weed in accordance with the Central Tablelands Local Lands Services Strategic Weed Management Plan. Central Tablelands Weeds Authority believes in cooperating with all landholders to achieve the best results in managing priority weeds. If we all work together, we can reduce the impact of priority weeds.
However, in some instances it is faced with uncooperative landholders whereby an escalation in the compliance process is required. This can result in the issuance of Penalty Infringement Notices or Court Prosecution. Although these methods are not in the spirit of the Authority and its Weeds Biosecurity Officers, they are nonetheless, necessary on limited occasions.
Central Tablelands Weeds Authority derives such enforcement powers from the Biosecurity Act 2015 (NSW). It carries out its functions across Bathurst Regional Council, City of Lithgow Council, Blayney Shire Council and Oberon Council.
Programs of Work
Landholder Support Program
Aerial Spraying Facilitation
Central Tablelands Weeds Authority facilitate on an annual basis an aerial spraying program. and is dependent on weather, climate and herbicide availability. The program is usually conducted in late Summer to early Autumn and is primarily focused, but not limited to, woody weeds such as blackberry. Landholders join the program on a fee for service basis and gain the cost benefits of being part of a large program. Conditions apply to join the program. Enquiries are welcome.
Sale of Herbicides
Central Tablelands Weeds Authority stocks on occasion herbicides for sale “over the counter”.
These herbicides can include:
- Panzer 450
- Red Marker Dye
- Contact Organics
Contact us to enquire regarding current pricing, availability and container size.
Roadside Spraying Program
Central Tablelands Weeds Authority assists it’s constituent Councils by facilitating roadside weed treatment on a fee for service agreement. A new methodology of conducting this program is currently being developed. Watch this space to gain an understanding of when your road might be next for weed treatment services.
Central Tablelands Weeds Authority who was proclaimed in 1949 as Upper Macquarie County Council is considered a Local Government Agency and as such must comply with all the provisions and requirements of the Local Government Act 1993. Along with Local Government Act 1993, Central Tablelands Weeds Authority must also abide by all stipulations and obligations under the Biosecurity Act 2015 as a Local Control Authority. These two NSW Acts is where Central Tablelands Weeds Authority derives the majority of its powers however, there are other Acts and Regulations it must follow, therefore ensuring that all requirements are met the Governance Program was introduced.
Eight Members, 2 Councillor representatives are voted from each Constituent Council to form Central Tablelands Weeds Authority Council. The Council meets at a minimum of 4 times per year.