A Biosecurity property plan (formerly known as Property Pest Management Plan) is developed by a landholder with assistance from a Pest Management Officer for the strategic management of pest plants and animals on the property.
Whether your property is two hectares or 2000 hectares, a Biosecurity property plan will facilitate 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 Biosecurity property plan will also help to coordinate pest management activities across property boundaries. Burdekin Shire Council has also a Biosecurity Plan which can be viewed using the following link:
- Burdekin Shire Council Biosecurity Plan 2016-2019 - (pdf 2.35 MB)
What are the benefits of a Biosecurity propety plan?
The benefits in developing and implementing a Biosecurity property plan are:
Prioritisation of the management of pests on your property in line with Burdekin Shire Local Government Area Biosecurity property 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
- Enables landholder to receive subsidised herbicides for control of some pest plants
How do I develop a Biosecurity property plan?
If you are interested in developing a Biosecurity property plan for your property, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800 to place a Customer request for a Pest Management Officer to make a time and date suitable for developing a plan with you.
Planning is essential for effective pest management, as it ensures resources are used in the most productive and efficient manner.
For further information on Pest management planning, visit Department of Agriculture and Fisheries using link below