Pest Management in the Whitsundays - We want your feedback on our Biosecurity Plan

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Did you know pest plants and animals are estimated to have an economic impact of $600 million a year on the Queensland economy? And there is over 150,000ha of land infested with declared weeds in the Whitsunday region alone?

Pest plants and animals, such as feral pigs and feral cats, can also have a disastrous impact on agricultural production and cause major damage to the natural environment.

To help combat the huge economic and environmental losses caused by pest species, Council is working on the Whitsunday Biosecurity Plan 2016-2020, a document which will guide pest management in the region over the next four years.

The Plan aims to keep all stakeholders and the general community aware of State Government declared pest plants and animals, as well as outlining a strategic plan for the control and reduction of these pest species.

Under the Queensland Biosecurity Act (2014), local governments are required to have a Biosecurity Plan which covers all private and State land, and Council is developing this plan in consultation with key stakeholders and the general community.

Have your say

Do you have feedback and input for us? We want to hear from you!

  • Complete the survey below and leave any extra comments in the Guestbook
  • Attend a shopping centre display to speak with Council staff (details below)
  • Contact Council directly by phone, email or post. Details under Who's Listening.

Shopping Centre Displays

Saturday 25 March 2017, between 9am and 1pm at:

  • Whitsunday Plaza, Cannonvale
  • Centre Point Plaza, Bowen
  • Outside Woolworths, Proserpine
  • Outside IGA, Collinsville



Did you know pest plants and animals are estimated to have an economic impact of $600 million a year on the Queensland economy? And there is over 150,000ha of land infested with declared weeds in the Whitsunday region alone?

Pest plants and animals, such as feral pigs and feral cats, can also have a disastrous impact on agricultural production and cause major damage to the natural environment.

To help combat the huge economic and environmental losses caused by pest species, Council is working on the Whitsunday Biosecurity Plan 2016-2020, a document which will guide pest management in the region over the next four years.

The Plan aims to keep all stakeholders and the general community aware of State Government declared pest plants and animals, as well as outlining a strategic plan for the control and reduction of these pest species.

Under the Queensland Biosecurity Act (2014), local governments are required to have a Biosecurity Plan which covers all private and State land, and Council is developing this plan in consultation with key stakeholders and the general community.

Have your say

Do you have feedback and input for us? We want to hear from you!

  • Complete the survey below and leave any extra comments in the Guestbook
  • Attend a shopping centre display to speak with Council staff (details below)
  • Contact Council directly by phone, email or post. Details under Who's Listening.

Shopping Centre Displays

Saturday 25 March 2017, between 9am and 1pm at:

  • Whitsunday Plaza, Cannonvale
  • Centre Point Plaza, Bowen
  • Outside Woolworths, Proserpine
  • Outside IGA, Collinsville



After you have completed the short survey, please leave any additional comments or feedback here.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.