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A pest is any animal or plant that has an adverse economic, environmental or social impact on a particular place. Pest plants and animals degrade our natural resources, damage precious vegetation, compromise biodiversity and interfere with human health and recreation.
Fraser Coast Regional Council is updating their Biosecurity Plan to align with the Wide Bay Burnett Regional Biosecurity Strategy. The Fraser Coast Region Biosecurity Plan 2018-2022 covers the entire local government area including all land and water (but excluding marine) resources.
It provides a framework to facilitate the coordinated management of invasive plants and animals in the Fraser Coast region identified in the Biosecurity Act (2014) as well as other invasive species identified as having significant local impacts.
The Draft Biosecurity Plan 2018-2022 will be formally launched for Public Consultation on 19 December 2018 for a 6-week public consultation period before the final draft is submitted to Council for adoption in early March.
To download your copy, please click here.
To have your say, please provide your feedback to Col Zemek, Biosecurity Coordinator, Fraser Coast Regional Council by 31 January 2019.
Over the last two working bees, Fraser Coast Regional Council Community Environment Program volunteers and staff have contributed a total of 199 hours of work in Happy Valley. (more…)
Another call to action on newly established Indian mynas, with the added request that people formally report any sightings. (more…)
Live leaf succulent (Bryophyllum pinnatum) is covered by Fraser Coast Regional Council’s Local Law No.3 (Community & Environment) 2011- Pest Plants. (more…)
29th April to 5th May 2018
Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (FIDO), Fraser Island Natural Integrity Alliance (FINIA) and the Fraser Island Association (FIA) are collaborating on a joint assault on Easter Cassia when it is in full flower and easier to locate.
Additional volunteers are invited to join this program register Email John Sinclair or sign on at the Happy Valley sign shelter at 7.00 am Monday to Friday 30 April to 4 May.
Easter Cassia is easiest to locate when it is flowering. This Joint blitz aims at reducing the worst infestation on Fraser Island (K’gari)
Glory Lily (declared under Fraser Coast Regional Council’s Local Law number 3) is a perennial herb from Africa and Asia with climbing stems with tendrils at the tips. The plant has shiny narrow green leaves that die off in winter and produces long-lived underground tubers. Yellow, orange and red flowers with turned back petals, expose the stamens October – May. Spread by garden refuse and birds, the plant is found in bushland, coastal habitats and gardens, Glory Lily also tolerates nutrient- poor soils. (more…)
Brazillian Cherry (Eugenia uniflora), an environmental weed, is a medium height shrub native to South America, Brazilian Cherry has a dense rounded habit with oval leaves, pointed tips and red new growth. It grows 3-6m tall and forms dense stands outcompeting native plants. (more…)