Regional pest management plans

Pest management plans or biosecurity plans at a regional level are not a legislative requirement of the Biosecurity Act 2014; however, regional pest management has been addressed through:

  • plans developed by regional pest management groups
  • regional natural resource management plans
  • regional coastal management plans.

Plans developed by regional pest management groups

Regional pest management or biosecurity plans have been developed by some regional pest management groups.

Regional pest management groups provide a communication forum and assist in setting regional direction in pest management. The boundaries of these groups cross over local government areas, and are closely aligned to natural resource management regions.

Plans developed by regional pest management groups focus on issues such as:

  • regional pest prioritisation
  • pest prevention
  • early pest detection and intervention
  • information and communication
  • stakeholder involvement and
  • cross-program (local area) implementation consistency.

Notable examples of regional pest management plans are:

  • Capricorn Pest Management Plan
  • Coopers Creek and Georgina/Diamantina Cross-Catchments Weeds Initiative
  • Mary River Environs Wild Dog Group
  • Central Western Regional Organisation of Councils/

Regional natural resource management plans

Natural resource management (NRM) planning is undertaken in 14 natural resource management regions across Queensland. These plans integrate all aspects of NRM planning within a catchment, including some pest management issues and are available from the QLD Regional NRM group collective.

Regional coastal management plans

These plans are a statutory requirement under the Coastal Protection and Management Act 1995. Coastal management plans identify key coastal sites with special coastal management needs, including some pest management issues.