Pest management planning

Planning is essential for effective pest management, as it ensures resources are used in the most productive and efficient manner.

Pest management planning occurs at all levels - national, state, regional, local and property.

In many instances pests can impact on a variety of natural resources such as water, vegetation, land and cultural heritage. Planning for pest management, therefore, must be considered in association with other natural resource management issues.

Benefits of planning

Pest management plans are valuable tools that can help government, industry, regional bodies and landowners to effectively manage pests, improve their profitability and sustainability, and fulfil their general biosecurity obligation.

Pest management plans can help to:

  • demonstrate that statutory obligations are met  
  • improve the effectiveness of control activities  
  • monitor and report on performance  
  • support applications for funding or other resources  
  • prioritise pest management activities  
  • improve coordination of effort  
  • improve stakeholder participation  
  • increase public awareness.
  • Principles of pest management

    Eight principles to provide a common basis for weed and pest animal management in Queensland.

  • Developing a plan

    Steps for developing a plan for effective pest management

  • Index to plans

    Index to plans and stragegies for pest management at national, state, regional, local and property levels as well as integrated planning.

Last updated 01 July 2016