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: 1 March 2006 Completion date: 28 February 2011
(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”.
The above local control authorities specify the following measures to control this weed:
Individual specimens and small infestations must be completely removed.
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.
The removal of Lantana hybrids and L. montevidensis will be encouraged but not enforced for the period of this plan. Members of the public will be informed that the plant is now a noxious weed and that removal will be enforced in the next plan period.
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 Additional biological and control information is available in the Weeds Of National Significance (WONS) Weed Management Guide for Lantana (Lantana camara), produced by the CRC for Weed Management.
Before commencing any chemical control program contact your local council's weeds officer for advice tailored to your situation.
All herbicide use should be undertaken with a registered herbicide as specified on the herbicide product label or relevant off-label permit published 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):
Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Weed Strategy (under preparation)
Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Weed Strategy (under preparation)
Weeds of National Significance - Lantana (Lantana camara) Strategic Plan
Lantana Control Manual produced by the National Heritage Trust, Qld Dept Natural Resources, Mines and Energy and NSW Dept of Agriculture.
SECTION 12 OBLIGATIONS (from the Noxious Weeds Act 1993)
Private occupiers of land must control noxious weeds on land.
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 each Local Control Authority in the area of operation.
Signed by: Position:
Or, ratified at the meeting of ____________________Council, dated ______________2006
Please note: this document is only binding when reproduced in entirety April 2006