A Property Pest Management Plan is an integral part of an overall property management plan, which accounts for the management of natural and human resources, finances, production and marketing of that property.
What are Property Pest Management Plans (PPMPs)?
A PPMP is a plan developed by a landholder with assistance from an officer from Council’s Environment and Health section for the strategic management of pest plants and animals on your property.
Whether your property is two hectares or 2000 hectares, a PPMP will faciliate the planned and coordinated management of pest plants and pest animals on your property. It will contribute to the profitable and sustainable management of your property.
The development and implementation of a PPMP will also help to coordinate pest management activities across property boundaries.
What are the benefits of a PPMP?
The benefits in developing and implementing a PPMP are:
- Prioritisation of the management of pests on your property in line with Burdekin Shire Local Government Area Pest Management Plan;
- Enables you to prioritise the use of resources to control pests in the most effective manner;
- Identifies the best time to control pests and the best methods to use for each situation.
How do I develop a PPMP?
If you are interested in developing a pest management plan for your property, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 4783 9800 and a request will be raised for Council’s Pest Management Officer to contact you to make suitable arrangements.
Note: The Property Pest Management Plan needs to be renewed each year to access the yearly quota of chemical under the Herbicide Subsidy Scheme.
Herbicide Subsidy Scheme
Once landholders have developed a Property Pest Management Plan they are able to apply for access to Council’s Herbicide Subsidy Scheme. This scheme provides 50% of the costs of the herbicide chemical to spray the declared weeds that have been identified on the property. The amount and type of chemical provided depends on what weeds are present and the size of the weed infestation.
The Herbicide Subsidy Scheme is funded via Council’s Environmental Levy.
Contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 07 4783 9800 for further information.