Lockyer Valley Regional Council is running an extremely interesting program called Resident Herbicide Subsidy Scheme as part of their Pest Management program.
About the program
The programme provides assistance to residents to identify, attack and prevent invasive restricted matter under their control. The Biosecurity Act 2014 states that landholders have a general biosecurity obligation. (GBO) to manage restricted and prohibited matters (pest weeds).
Invasive weed infestation and spread cause environmental and economic impacts to the region by loss in productive horticultural and pastoral land and often cause toxicity and even death in livestock.
How to access the herbicide subsidy scheme?
If you are aware of any of the listed species of weeds on your property, or would like help in identifying them, Council Pest Management officers can help.
To access a suitable herbicide at a subsidised rate, contact the team and an officer will complete a Property Pest management Plan with you. Once completed, a voucher will be issued for an appropriate herbicide.
Simply take the voucher to Cottone’s Feed Shed (or other outlet of purchase) to purchase the chemical at 50% reduced rate.
Applicable weeds under the subsidy scheme
Giant Rat’s Tail grass
Mother of Millions
Other council services
Council has equipment available for hire for landholders, to assist the treatment of pest weeds on their property. An application and small bond is required.