Weeds Mitigation

Weeds1.jpgBMRG is working with regional councils, community, landcare and catchment groups on reducing the impacts of invasive weeds following the January 2013 floods.

The Burnett Catchment Care Association (BCCA), the North Burnett Landcare Group and the North Burnett & Bundaberg regional councils are the main proponents in delivering the program.

Financial assistance will be available for landholders to aid and escalate the mitigation of these threats.

Public education and awareness activities will provide information about the impact of floods on the spread of invasive species to ensure landholders are able to identify and manage new and emerging threats.

Advice from a Burnett Mary weeds technical group has advocated an integrated approach to managing invasive weeds through the use of chemical, biological and mechanical controls and the use of ground cover. Each of these techniques will be incorporated into the weeds mitigation programs. 

List of Projects under the Flood Recovery Weed Management Program

Project Proponent
Management of parthenium at the riparian zone – Upper Kolan River catchment  Bundaberg Regional Council
Improve and expand biological control facilities for cat’s claw creeper in Bundaberg region  Bundaberg Regional council 
Improve and relocate biological control activities of salvinia in Bundaberg Region  Bundaberg Regional Council
Management of giant rat’s tail grass in flood affected areas of the Burnett River downstream  Bundaberg Regional Council
Investigate and improve biological control of giant rat’s tail grass and giant Parramatta grass using naturally occurring fungus Nigrospora oryzae Bundaberg Regional Council 
Establishment of biological control facilities for cat’s claw, blue heliotrope and parthenium at Monto High School ground North Burnett Landcare Group 
Establishment of weed management crew to manage emerging weeds due to flooding in North Burnett region  North Burnett Landcare Group
Management of invasive plants in 3 riparian zones of North Burnett region  North Burnett Regional Council
Employment of a Weeds Coordinator in the North Burnett region North Burnett Regional Council
Education and awareness program for weed identification throughout the flooded area of the Burnett region North Burnett Regional Council


List of Priority Invasive Species

Parthenium

Parthenium

Madiera Vine

Madeira Vine

Cat's Claw Creeper

Cat's Claw Creeper

Rubber Vine

Rubber Vine

Giant Rat's Tail Grass

Giant Rat's Tail Grass

Salvinia

Salvinia

Hymenachne

Hymenachne

Water Hyacinth

Water Hyacinth

Key Contact

Lynda Wills
(07) 4181 2999 (ext 203)
lynda.wills@bmrg.org.au

Key Contact

Burnett Catchment Care Association
(07) 4166 3898
admin@burnettcatchment.org