Regional Plans & Strategies
Northern Rivers Invasive Plants Action Strategy
The Northern Rivers Invasive Plants Action Strategy is the latest strategy developed by the NCWAC. This strategy aims to provide a framework for weed management across the Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority region from 2009-2013.
Northern Rivers Invasive Plants Action Strategy (pdf, 2367 kb)
North Coast Bitou Bush Management Strategies 2001
Bitou bush poses a serious threat to biodiversity, aesthetic values, community access and coastal infrastructure within the region. It was predicted to infest almost all of the region’s natural coastal areas by 2010.
There are a number of stakeholders involved in the control of bitou bush including many community groups. The strategies have been developed to improve co-ordination between them and promote the use of best management practices.
Weeds Action Plan
The NSW Weeds Action Plan is a NSW Government initiative aiming to reduce the impact of weeds in this State.
The Weeds Action Plan replaces a range of noxious-weed grant programs provided by the NSW Government to local authorities, public authorities and trustees of reserves and commons.
Go to Weeds Action Plan page for all related documents.
Regional Weeds Management Plans
Honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)
Honey locust is a long-lived fast growing tree capable of causing tremendous agricultural,
environmental and social impacts in the region.
Download the Honey Locust Regional Management Plan.
Giant Paramatta Grass (Sporobolus fertilis) and Giant Rat’s Tail Grass (Sporobolus pyramidalis)
Weedy Sporobolus grasses, such as Giant Parramatta Grass (GPG) and Giant Rat’s Tail
Grass (GRTG), are aggressive weeds which significantly threaten a range of agricultural
industries within the NSW North Coast region and many other parts of Australia.
They also have significant impacts on the environment, recreation and tourism.
Download the Sporobolus Regional Management Plan.
Camphor Laurel Kit
Everything you need to know about camphor laurel and its control. The kit includes information on
- Identification and background to the species
- Project planning for weed control and restoration
- How to approach control for different situations – both chemical and non-chemical control techniques
- Value adding information including lists of camphor laurel millers
- Replacement information including species lists for different situations
- Regional strategies to improve awareness, co-ordination and ownership
- Funding opportunities
- Future research needs and more
The kit is available for viewing or downloading in separate chapters, as laid out below.
- Aim & Executive Summary
- Chapter 1A – Background to Camphor Laurel
- Chapter 1B – Distribution of Camphor Laurel
- Chapter 1C – Distribution in Brunswick Shire
- Chapter 1D – Background to Camphor
- Chapter 2 – Background to the kit
- Chapter 3A – Project Planning
- Chapter 3B – Project Planning pictures
- Chapter 3C – Project Planning continued
- Chapter 4 – Legislation
- Chapter 5 – Control Methods
- Chapter 6A – Other Weeds
- Chapter 6B – Replacement
- Chapter 6C – Paddock Trees
- Chapter 6D – Food Replacement Species
- Chapter 7 – Value Adding
- Chapter 8 – Assistance
- Chapter 9 – Regional Strategies
- Chapter 10 – Future Research
- Chapter 11 – References & Acknowledgements
- Chapter 12 – Additional Information
- Field Sheet 1
- Field Sheet 2
- Byron Camphor Map
- Strangler Figs