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Your word on weeds

News release
09 December 2013

Community consultation has now opened for phase three of the Declared Plant Review being conducted by Biosecurity SA. This is the first review in over 20 years and the KI NRM Board encourages land holders and the community to take the opportunity to have their say.

Declared plants are the equivalent to ‘noxious weeds’ in other states. In South Australia the Natural Resources Management Act 2004 can be used to regulate a plant’s movement, sale, notification or control, either across the whole state or in a defined control area. A state policy on each weed may prohibit their sale or transport on roads, empower the NRM boards to enforce control, or require landowners to notify infestations on their land.

You might wish to make comments for example, on the changes proposed for controlling false caper, Lincoln weed or three-horned bedstraw. Or make a comment about the two plants proposed for de-listing, soldier thistle and soursob or the twenty four new weeds that are being proposed for declaration on Kangaroo Island, including gazania, Italian buckthorn and spiny rush.

For more information about the weeds review, to see the draft policies and make comments, visit the Have Your Say website at www.environment.sa.gov.au/haveyoursay/declared-plant-review-2013

Regional information can be found at: www.environment.sa.gov.au/haveyoursay/declared-plant-review-2013/ki

The site will be open for comments until 15 January 2014.

For further information please contact the Natural Resources Centre.