Burdekin Shire Council area has numerous varieties of aquatic pest plants.

Some activities Pest Management officers undertake, in order to combat the spread of aquatic weed include:

Monitoring known sites

Boat boom spraying

Quickspray unit spraying


Biological Control



Landholders living near or adjacent to waterways in the Burdekin are able to participate in a proactive program called Riparian Management Agreements (RMA’s).  Landholders and Council both contribute money towards the agreement which allows Pest Management Officers the opportunity to manage and maintain certain key areas of water ways for aquatic weeds.  For more information please contact Council on 47 839 800.

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