Biosecurity Management Plan (Pest Management Plan)
The pest plants and animals that are present in the Douglas Shire Council area are seen to be more or less of a threat depending on the primary values for which a landholder is managing the land.
Douglas Shire Biosecurity Working Group (DSBWG)
The Douglas Shire Biosecurity Working Group (DSBWG) was formed and open to all stakeholders to ensure the Douglas Shire Biosecurity Plan is developed by and for the entire community. The DSBWG considered all pests in relation to the range of land use values in the Douglas Shire Council area.
Learn more about the pest plants most threatening to our natural environments as you go on patrol with Council’s Pest Management team, now known as the Biosecurity Management team.
Feral pigs, feral and wild dogs, including dingoes are considered to be pests in the Douglas Shire Council area.
Responsibilities of Council
Council has a range of responsibilities to prevent the introduction and spread of declared plants and animals within this local government area and also assists in the control of declared pest animals with baiting, feral pig and wild dog trapping.
Responsibilities of Landholders
Landowners have an obligation to undertake certain activities in relation to pest plant and animal management.
Landholder Incentive Program
This 300 litre Quik Spray unit is available for loan to Wet Tropics neighbours to facilitate weed management on private land, in order to protect the integrity of the area.
If poisoning occurs, contact the Queensland Poisons Information Centre immediately on 131126 (poisoning advice is available Australia-wide, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or seek immediate medical attention.