NSW Weed Management Review

Kudzu infestation at Boundary Creek, Penrith
Kudzu infestation at Boundary Creek, Penrith

Final NRC Report now released. “Weeds-Time to get Serious” – a review of weed management in NSW.

The Minister for Primary Industries, The Hon. Katrina Hodgkinson MP has requested the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) to undertake an independent evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of weed management arrangements in NSW with a view to inform the further development of the proposed NSW Biosecurity Act, and other relevant strategies under the NSW Biosecurity Strategy. As an initial step in the review the NRC has prepared an issues paper now available for public comment based on initial consultation and research. The purpose of this paper is to:

  • clarify priority issues
  • get stakeholder and community views about barriers and opportunities for more effective weed management
  • seek to identify any additional issues
  • identify relevant evidence to inform the review.

Hawkesbury River County Council made a submission during the review.