Noxious Weeds

Council is required under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993, to oversee and control noxious weeds in the Council’s area on:-

  • Council owned land
  • Privately owned land including landowners and lessees
  • Crown land on behalf of the State Government

 

Council’s Weeds Inspector can advise landholders of various treatment methods for noxious weed eradication to suit each type of weed, eg cultivation, pasture or chemical means. Council staff are in regular contact with the NSW Local Land Services to ensure they are aware of the latest control measures. Council is a member of Western Riverina Noxious Weeds Advisory Group (WRNWAG).

More information can be obtained by visiting www.riverinaweeds.org.au

Council has developed a Pesticide Use Notification Plan for use of pesticides in public areas. You can view the plan by clicking the link below:-

The most common noxious weeds which are on the declared list for Hay Council are:-

Common Name Botanical Name Class  Legal Requirements
African Boxthorn Lycium ferocissimum

4*

The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction.
Alligator Weed Alternanthera philoxeroides

2*

The plant must be eradicated from the land and land must be kept free of the plant.
Bathurst/Noogoora/

Hunter/South American/

Californian/Cockle Burr
Xanthium Species

4*

The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction.
Columbus Grass Sorghum x almum

4

The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction.
Devil's Claw

(purple flowered)
Proboscidea louisianica

4*

The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction.
Devil's Claw

(yellow flowered)
Ibicella lutea

4*

The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction.
Dodder Cuscuta Species

5*

The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with.
Golden Dodder Cuscuta campestris 4* The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction.
Horehound Marrubium vulgare 4* The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction. 
Horsetail Equisetum species 1 The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. 
Johnson Grass Sorghum halepense 4 The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction.
Karroo Thorn Acacia karroo 1 The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant.
Khaki Weed Alternanthera pungens 4* The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction.
Kochia Bassia scoparia 1 The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant.
Lagarosiphon Lagarosiphon major 1 The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant.
Mesquite

(a weed of national significance)
Prosopis species 2 The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant.
Noogoora Burr Xanthium species See Bathurst Burr 
Parthenium Weed

(a weed of national significance
Parthenium hysterophorus 1* The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. 
Rhus Tree Toxicodendron

succedaneum
4 The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction.
Salvinia Salvinia molesta 2 The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant.
Serrated Tussock

(a weed of national significance)
Nassella trichotoma 3 The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed and the plant must not be sold propagated or knowingly distributed. 
Siam Weed Chromolaena odorata 1 The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. 
Silk Forage Sorghum Sorghum species

hybrid cultivar
4 The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction.
Silverleaf Nightshade

(a weed of national significance)
Solanum elaeagnifolium 4* The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction.
Spiny Burrgrass Cenchrus incertus 4* The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction.
Spiny Burrgrass Cenchrus longispinus 4* The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction.
Tree of Heaven Ailanthus altissima 4 The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that reduces its numbers spread and incidence and continuously inhibits its reproduction.
Water Hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes 2* The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant. 

* Indicates weeds that are perceived as a major problem in Hay Shire.

For weeds which are a major problem the Weeds Inspector has the authority to determine the priority for each property subject to the degree of infestation and ability to spread of the known weed.