On 1st July 2016 the Biosecurity Act 2014 replaced the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002.
All Queenslanders have a ‘general biosecurity obligation’ (GBO) under Queensland's Biosecurity Act 2014. This means that everyone is responsible for managing biosecurity risks that are:
Under the GBO, individuals and organisations whose activities pose a biosecurity risk must:
More information including fact sheets can be found on the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries' General biosecurity obligation web page.
Council’s main role under the Biosecurity Act is controlling pest animals and plants on Council managed lands and working with landholders to comply with their responsibilities. Please refer to Council's Pest Plants including Aquatic and Pest Animals web pages for further information.
Actively managing pest plants and pest animals on our property assists us in meeting our GBO in the Biosecurity Act 2014. For landholders this may be shown via development and implementation of Biosecurity Property Plans and for Council it is with Council’s Biosecurity Plan.