Weed management has been the responsibility of local government in NSW for more than 100 years. Local control authorities (Councils or County Councils) have specific responsibilities for the regulation of weeds. Councils can fulfil these responsibilities either individually or as a collective to harness resources and capabilities.
NSW DPI has developed Weeds and the Biosecurity Act – a handbook for local councils and councillors in NSW to provide an overview of the statutory responsibilities and functions given to local councils under the Act to manage weeds in their local government areas.
The handbook also identifies the training and support that is available to local control authority/council staff to assist them in their weed management role and describes the role of other key stakeholders that are responsible for weed management governance, implementation and planning in NSW.