By law, noxious weeds must be controlled. On private land it is the owner / occupiers legal responsibility to control noxious weeds on their land.
Council manages weeds in the Sutherland Shire in accordance with its Noxious Weeds Policy.
Report a noxious weed on council land
Notification of the use of pesticides can be found in our News section.
The NSW Department of Primary Industries has useful weed information:
The Sydney Weeds Committee is a useful resource for the Sydney area.
Noxious weeds are hard to eradicate, spread rapidly and may have toxic or harmful properties.
To help control weeds from spreading:
- Plant local native species or non-invasive species in your garden.
- Do not throw garden waste into bushland. Use compost bins or council's green waste bins or join the Greenweb program.
- Control noxious and environmental weeds in accordance with required control measures.
- Join a Council Bushcare group to gain practical skills in plant identification, weed control and bush regeneration.
Council has produced a Noxious Weeds in Sutherland Shire handbook to assist with identification of weeds. Hard copies of this booklet are available from Sutherland Shire Community Nursery, Libraries, and Reception at Council Chambers, 4 Eton St, Sutherland.
Download Noxious Weeds in Sutherland Shire (pdf)
Become a Bushcare Volunteer
Common noxious weeds in the Shire
Policies and documents
Pesticides Use Notification Plan
Noxious Weed Strategy
Noxious Weed Policy
Noxious Weeds Identification Booklet
Enquiries can be directed to Bushcare Unit on 9524 5672 or firstname.lastname@example.org