Whitsunday weed partnership

As the wet season draws to an end, declared and environmental weeds are sprouting all around the Whitsunday Region.

To combat the problem, Whitsunday Regional Council in partnership with Whitsunday Catchment Landcare (WCL) is continuing to offer the Whitsunday Weed Partnerships Program to eligible residents.

Mayor Jennifer Whitney said the program is aimed at providing landholders with weed management skills and on-site training in controlling weeds on their property.

“The program enables landholders to control declared and environmental weeds on their property free of charge, improve weed management skills and gather information from WCL on rehabilitation.”

Other skills developed through the Whitsunday Weed Partnership Program include:
  • identifying declared and environmental weeds
  • knowledge in herbicide selection
  • improved knowledge in different spraying techniques and
  • knowledge in creating and implementing a property pest management plan.

The program targets non-commercial/agricultural property owners within the Town of Whitsunday with declared or environmental weeds such as Parthenium, Leucaena, Yellow Oleander, Singapore Daisy and Lantana.

“This program aims to continue improving land managers’ knowledge in weed management in the future and reduce the impacts that environmental and declared weeds have on our environment,” Cr Whitney said.