Council is responsible for the prevention and management of declared pest plants and animals in the Cloncurry Shire.
This involves implementing the Cloncurry Pest Management Plan, establishing practices to prevent the introduction of new pests and strategies to eradicate existing pests in small numbers. It also includes taking measures to contain established pests in the Cloncurry Shire, liaising with landholders, and enforcing the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002.
Declared pests in the Cloncurry Shire include:
- Wild dogs
- Feral pigs
- Feral cats
- Feral goats
The Cloncurry Shire is host to a number of pest plant (weed) species. These species can significantly impact the Shire’s primary industries, ecosystems and human and animal health.
Declared pest plants in the Cloncurry Shire include:
- Mother of Millions
- Prickly Acacia
- Rubber vine
- Athel Pine