SDRC_web-banner-Living

Living Here

Invasive Pests Control Scheme

Velvety Tree Pear

***  Council will continue to accept Control Works Forms until 10 August 2018  ***

The Invasive Pests Control Scheme places responsibility for identifying and controlling invasive pests upon landholders, in line with the general biosecurity obligation imposed by the Biosecurity Act 2014. Landholders are required to demonstrate adequate control of invasive pests on their land.  Council assists landholders meet their invasive pest control obligations through provision of advice and assistance with best practice control methods and other initiatives.  Council has approved the implementation of the Invasive Pests Control Scheme for the 2018/2019 financial year.

Council has introduced an Invasive Pests Control Scheme levy that will be applied to all relevant land.  Landowners who demonstrate to Council that they have met their invasive pest control obligations will receive a 100% concession of the levy.

Landowners who do not meet their invasive pest control obligations will be charged the levy via the issue of a supplementary rates notice.

All rateable land within the Southern Downs Region, in the following differential general rating categories, is subject to the Invasive Pests Control Scheme:

  • Residential 4
  • Commercial and Industrial - Rural
  • Agriculture and Faming 1, 2 & 3
  • Horticulture 1,2 & 3
  • Extractive
  • Private Forestry
  • Special Uses, and 
  • Other

How the Scheme works

Owners of land to which the Scheme applies  will receive a Control Works Form by mail in late June.  The Control Works Form must be completed and returned to Council by 30 July.

Landholders who do not have invasive pests on their land need only tick the box “I do not have invasive pests on my property” and then sign and submit the Control Works Form.  An inspection may be conducted by Council Pest Management Officers to verify this declaration.

Landholders who do have invasive pests on their land need to complete the Control Works Form as per the instructions on the reverse side of the form then sign and submit it to Council.  An inspection may be conducted by Council Pest Management Officers to verify that the proposed works are sufficient and that they have  been completed satisfactorily.

YOU MAY SUBMIT YOUR CONTROL WORKS FORM ONLINE BY CLICKING THE FOLLOWING LINK:   http://www.sdrc.qld.gov.au/ipcs/online-form.

For answers to frequently asked questions about  the Scheme please see the Invasive Pests Control Scheme Brochure (PDF 1.7MB).

Survey

Please take the time to complete the Invasive Pests Control Scheme survey by clicking on the following link:    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FD5GM5N

Your feedback on the Scheme will be much appreciated.

Wild DogForms/Documents

Related Items

Section Menu