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Noxious Weeds - Obligations & Responsibilities
Private owners and occupiers of land
Private owners and occupiers are responsible for:
·Controlling all noxious weeds on their land according to the specified control class.
·Notifying Local Control Authorities of any occurrence of any Class 1, 2 and 5 noxious weeds.
·Every owner or occupier that is a person(s) leasing or renting properties must be aware of their obligations and responsibilities to control noxious weeds. The person(s) who has the care, control and use of the land is the occupier. He/she is responsible for the control of noxious weeds. If a private occupier of land fails to comply with the 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.
·There are many other areas such as watercourses, unfenced roads, laneways etc and adjoining owners should enquire with the Council to determine their responsibilities.
Each private owner or occupier who fails without reasonable excuse to take reasonable and practical measures to control noxious weeds from their property may be liable to considerable penalties.
Local control authority - Goulburn Mulwaree Council
Goulburn Mulwaree Council the Local Control Authorities (LCAs) is responsible for:
·Controlling all noxious weeds on Council owned and occupied land and certain roadsides.
·Undertaking a private property inspection program to ensure private owners and occupiers are controlling noxious weeds as classified.
·Issuing notices and if necessary carrying out prosecutions of private owners and occupiers who do not comply with provisions of the Noxious Weeds Act 1993.
·Liaising with public authorities concerning noxious weed control on public authority lands and informing NSW Department of Primary Industries where weed control on public authority lands is unsatisfactory.
Public Authorities are responsible for:
·Controlling noxious weeds as required under the control classes, to the extent necessary to prevent the weeds from spreading to adjoining land.
·Notifying LCAs of any occurrence of any Class 1, 2 and 5 noxious weeds.
DISCLAIMER: This service is provided by Goulburn Mulwaree Council. Council provides this information with the understanding that it is not guaranteed to be accurate, correct or complete. Conclusions drawn from this information are the responsibility of the user. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy however, Council assumes no responsibility in the event that any information is incorrect. Council assumes no liability for damages incurred as a result of incomplete, incorrect or omitted information. The user of this information assumes all liability for their dependence on it.