The IDWA Weed Control Policy and Management Plan and species plans have been developed in response to the implementation of the Biosecurity Act 2015. Under the Biosecurity Act 2015, government, industry and the community share the responsibility of, and are proactive in, responding to and managing biosecurity risks. Biosecurity risk must be prevented, eliminated or minimised as far as is reasonably practical. Under the Act anyone who deals with weeds has this General Biosecurity Duty (GBD). To assist the community to meet their requirements under The Act the IDWA has developed this plan and associated species plans as a guide to show how each priority weed needs to be managed.
These Plans provide the framework for dealing with weed biosecurity risk in the Illawarra and inform the public about strategic prioritisation in relation to weeds biosecurity risk within the IDWA area of jurisdiction.