WEED CONTROL CLASS 4 MANAGEMENT PLAN
The control objective for Weed Control Class 4 is to minimise the negative impact of those plants on the economy, community or environment of NSW.
Name of Weed: LANTANA
Common name: Lantana Scientific name: Lantana species (NB. this includes Lantana camara, all Lantana hybrids and Lantana montevidensis)
The above mentioned weed is a noxious weed declared under section 7 of the Noxious Weeds Act 1993.
AREA OF OPERATION & PHONE NUMBERS FOR LOCAL CONTROL AUTHORITIES:
Sutherland 9710 0333
Starting date: XXXX 2011 Completion date: XXXX 2015
(Unless otherwise revoked)
CONTROL MEASURES FOR THE WEED AS PER ORDER 19
Class 4: The growth and spread of the plant must be controlled according to the measures specified in a management plan published by the local control authority and the plant may not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed.
The above local control authority specifies the following measures to control this weed:
For individual or small infestations all plants must be completely removed or destroyed.
For larger infestations, prevent the spread and gradually reduce the extent of Lantana, with due consideration to impact on native fauna habitat, by treating plants using any of the recommended techniques depending on the size of infestation and accessibility. A weed management plan for the site must be completed by the landholder and approved by the Local Control Authority. This will take into account any impacts on erosion, native or desirable surrounding vegetation and fauna that will be affected by the control of the Lantana. A minimum of 25% annually must be removed or controlled under these plans.
On council owned or managed land, the weed will be strategically controlled and reduced on a priority sub-catchment basis according to available resources as defined in the SSC Lantana Weed Control Plan.
CONTROL REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS WEED IN THE AREA OF OPERATION
General information on control methods for this weed can be found in the most recent edition of the annual Noxious and Environmental Weed Control Handbook www.dpi.nsw.gov.au or at www.sydneyweeds.org.au
Before commencing any chemical control program contact your local council's weeds officer for advice tailored to your situation. All herbicide must be used in accordance with the product label or relevant off-label permit issued by the Australian Pesticides & Veterinary Medicines Authority.
For small infestations, use hand removal, cut-stump or basal bark method.
For larger infestations, control such as stick raking, bulldozing, ploughing or grubbing can be used, whilst ensuring removal of the rootstock.
Spray plants less than 2 metres high with a registered herbicide.
For large or inaccessible infestations, release one or more biological control agents to contain infestations and reduce future spread in the long term.
1. An integrated approach that uses a variety of control methods gives best results when dealing with Lantana.
2. Best results are obtained by working from areas of light infestation towards heavier infestation.
3. Follow-up control after initial treatment is important to control regrowth and seedling germination in the long term.
4. Biological controls alone cannot eradicate Lantana.
LINKAGES TO OTHER PLANS, STRATEGIES (Local, Regional, State and National):
Weeds of National Significance - Lantana (Lantana camara) Strategic Plan
Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Weed Strategy
Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Weed Strategy
SECTION 12 OBLIGATIONS (from the Noxious Weeds Act 1993)
An occupier (other than a public authority or a local control authority) of land to which a weed control order applies must control noxious weeds on the land as required under the order.
Maximum penalty: 40 penalty units.
Note: If an occupier fails to comply with obligations under a weed control order, those obligations may be enforced against the owner of the land as well as the occupier by a weed control notice issued under section 18
The growth and spread of the plant must be controlled according to local or regional management plans under the responsibility of local Government.
This plan is endorsed by Sutherland Shire Council as the Local Control Authority in the area of operation.
Signed by: Position:
or, ratified at the meeting of ____________________Council, dated ______________2011
Class 4 plan for Lantana of