Logan puts spotlight on invasive plants and pests

The yellow Cat's Claw Creeper is one of the plants which Logan City Council targets.
Cat’s Claw Creeper is among the pest plants and animals to be targeted by Logan City Council.

Published: 17th June 2020

Logan City Council will continue targeting pest plants and animals through an inspection program.

The 2020-2021 Biosecurity Surveillance Program will run from July 6 this year to June 30, 2021.

The program applies to all Council divisions.

Council reserves, rural and semi-rural private land, crown land, industrial and pastoral industry holdings will be checked.

Officers will search for invasive plants such as Mother of Millions, Groundsel and Water Hyacinth.

Also on the list is Alligator Weed, Ragweed, Prickly Pear and Salvinia.

Wild dogs, dingoes, feral deer, European foxes and feral pigs will also be targeted when necessary.

City Lifestyle Committee Chairperson Councillor Laurie Koranski said Council managed the inspection program under the Biosecurity Act 2014.

"We want to lessen the impact of these pest plants and animals on the natural environment," Cr Koranski said.

"It is also vital land owners meet their biosecurity obligations."

Pest animals prey on native animals and damage crops and livestock.

They can also spread weeds, erode soil and dirty water sources.

Unchecked weeds compete with native plants for nutrients, sunlight and water.

More information is available at logan.qld.gov.au/biosecurity

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