The Draft Biosecurity Weed Control Program 2024-2029 is currently on public exhibition. This program will allow Council to take even greater control of priority weeds in our Shire.

The program aligns with both the South-East Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan (SERSWMP) and the NSW Invasive Species Plan (ISP). This ensures we're tackling regional weed problems while also focusing on species specific to our area.

Aims of the Draft Biosecurity Weed Control Program 2024-2029:

The program will allow the Biosecurity team to provide:

  • Education: We'll provide residents with resources and information to help identify and manage weeds on their properties.
  • Contracted Works: For large-scale infestations or situations requiring specialised expertise, we'll engage qualified contractors.
  • Regulatory Enforcement: In cases of non-compliance with weed control regulations, the Biosecurity Team may take appropriate enforcement action.

The program prioritises weeds based on a rigorous Weed Risk Management System (WRMS) assessment conducted by independent experts. This ensures we're targeting the most significant risks to our local biodiversity.

The program adheres to best practices and fulfils our General Biosecurity Duty (GBD) under the Biosecurity Act (2015).

How can I view the Draft Biosecurity Weed Control Program 2024-2029?

The Draft Biosecurity Weed Control Program 2024-2029 and associated documentation may be viewed:

  • Document library on this page
  • Council’s Customer Service Counter, Civic Centre, 68 Elizabeth Street, Moss Vale NSW 2577, between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday
  • Councils Libraries
When is the Exhibition Period?

The Draft Biosecurity Weed Control Program 2024-2029 is on public exhibition for a period of 28 days. It will open from Monday 20 May and will close on Monday 17 June 2024.

How can I provide feedback?

Only written submissions can be considered and these must be received by Council before 4.30pm on Monday 17 June 2024 by:

  1. Submission Form (below)
  2. Emailed to
  3. Hand delivered to Council's Civic Centre at 68 Elizabeth Street, Moss Vale NSW 2577
  4. Posted to Wingecarribee Shire Council, PO Box 141, Moss Vale NSW 2577

Please note that any submissions may be included in the report to Council.

Your personal information contained in your submission is collected by Council for the purpose of corresponding with you about your submission. If you make an anonymous submission, Council will be unable to contact you further. A summary of the points made in your submission will be contained in the Council meetings business paper and made public on Council’s website.