A pest is any animal or plant that has an adverse economic, environmental or social impact on a particular place. Major catchments such as the Comet River, Nogoa River, Theresa Creek, McKenzie River and Lower Dawson River flow into the Fitzroy River, thereby making pest animal and plant control in the Central Highlands local government area vitally important.
The Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002 outlines the obligations and responsibilities of the council and the landholders. This legislation also delegates the responsibility of controlling declared pests on private land onto the land owners.
We have also adopted a Pest Management Plan that incorporates our strategic outcomes. It includes clear and achievable goals with targets to be achieved within the life of the plan for sustainable management and control of pest plants and animals in the region.