Land holder responsibilities in NSW

New South Wales

Control of noxious weeds on private property

As an occupiers of private land you are required to control serrated tussock noxious weeds according to the control categories for your area.

If you fail to control the serrated tussock on your land, the council may issue you with a notice for the control of the weed.

If you fail to comply with the notice, the council may prosecute you and/or enter your property and carry out any necessary weed control work, charging you any reasonable expenses incurred.  Alternatively the council may issue you with an on the spot penalty for breaches of the Act.

Control of noxious weeds on public land

Councils and public authorities are required to control noxious weeds on land under their control.

Only the Minister has the power to issue notices to public land managers and councils to control noxious weeds on their land.

For more information on your roles and responsibilities under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 click here.