Weed management planning
Weed plans help to identify and prioritise weed management requirements for an area.
There are different types of weed management plans that may all provide useful information when developing a property, tenure or industry level weed management plan.
Property level plans help individual land managers to develop and implement on-ground control programs that address requirements of the law, and are as strategic as possible.
Statutory weed management plans
Statutory weed management plans apply to 10 weeds in the Northern Territory. They must be followed by law.
The 10 statutory weed management plans are:
- athel pine
- bellyache bush
- gamba grass
- chinee apple
- prickly acacia
- grader grass .
Regional weed management plans
Regional weed management plans help to prioritise weed management investments to get the best results based on surrounding land type, land uses and weed populations.
The weed management plans:
- identify the region's priority weeds and associated pathways of spread to inform management priorities
- identify priority landscapes that may need prioritised protection from weed impacts like river corridors or sacred Aboriginal sites
- contain information on alert weeds that are not yet found in the region, but could become major issues if they establish.
There are four regional weed management plans in the NT.
You can get the regional weed management plans at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources website.
Catchment management planning
Catchment plans can be produced to inform weed control programs within surface water catchments or river systems.
These plans should involve all landholders within a catchment to get the best results.
If you have declared weeds on your property, you should have a weed plan to assess, control and monitor those weeds.
You can use all of the following guides to help you develop your own property weed plan:
- for Top End properties read the Top End weed planning guide
- for Katherine properties read the Katherine weed planning guide
- for Central Australia properties read this Central Australia weed planning guide .
- for Barkly properties read the Barkly regional weed management plan .
If you need more information contact the Weed Management Branch.
Last updated: 18 April 2018