New Weeds Research – Hygiene Practice

Project team:  Sonia Graham, Nicholas Gill, Rebecca Cross,  Viveka Simpson, Eli Taylor and Sarah Rogers Weed hygiene supports weed control efforts and prevents the spread of weeds.  Weed management guidelines emphasize the importance of weed hygiene. However, little is known about the weed hygiene knowledge and practices among private landholders, public land managers, weed contractors … Read more

One of the world’s worst weeds removed from site at Penrith

Environmental contractors Total Earth Care have completed a project to remove the invasive weed Kudzu from a site in Penrith, Hawkesbury River County Council (HRCC) General Manager, Chris Dewhurst announced today. “Costing nearly $70,000 the project was funded from a number of sources including the NSW Government’s Weeds Action Program,” Mr Dewhurst said. “Kudzu is … Read more

NSW Weed Management Review

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 … Read more

HRCC Media Release – Weed Authority Tackles e-Weeds

Hawkesbury River County Council (HRCC) has moved its battle against noxious weeds on-line. The Weed Authority’s inspectors have noticed a number of people setting up business selling plants over the internet using services such as eBay. HRCC Operations Manager, Mr Chris Stanfield says “We routinely inspect traditional plant outlets such as nurseries and aquariums, but we … Read more

HRCC Concept for a “Biosecurity County Council”

April 2013. Local Land Services (LLS) are the new NSW Government regional service delivery organisations that will replace Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs), Livestock Health & Pest Authorities (LHPAs) and incorporate agricultural advisory services currently provided by Agriculture NSW (DPI). The HRCC proposal utilises existing structures of local government to deliver the operational aspects of the LLS. A short one … Read more