The Biosecurity Act 2015 came into effect on 1 July 2017 and replaces all or part of 14 Acts including the Noxious Weed Act 1993.

The regulations, instruments, policies and procedures that underpin the Biosecurity Act 2015 have been developed in consultation with industry, community and government partners to ensure the development of a regulatory framework that will effectively respond to and manage biosecurity risks.

Central to the control of invasive plants is the enforceable concept of General Biosecurity Duty. This means any person dealing with plant matter must take measures to prevent, minimize or eliminate the biosecurity risk (as far as practicable). Further background information on General Biosecurity Duty and the other regulatory instruments of the Act can be found in the Hunter Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan 2023-2027 and at NSW DPI Weedwise

Listed below are the plants that the UHWA considers to the priority weeds for area of operation of the UHWA. To inform landholders of the  degree of control expected of these priority weeds UHWA has developed a General Biosecurity Duty Control Guideline. Listed with each weed below is a link to the relevant weeds identification and control information contain at NSW DPI Weedwise.

Below is a guide to the best time to control some of the invasive plants found in the Hunter with herbicides. Due to variation in climatic conditions such as rainfall and temperture, the optimum time to control listed plants may vary. Further advice on control can be obtained by contacting your District UHWA Biosecurity Officer

 

 

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

Position Vacant

Snr Biosecurity Officer

The Upper Hunter Weeds Authority (UHWA) has a permanent, full-time position available, based in the Muswellbrook district of the Upper Hunter.

 The position requires excellent communication skills with the main duties involving assisting the General Manager in day-to-day management of the County Council, the inspection of private and council lands for high priority invasive plants, the preparation of records of inspection and the identification and treatment of various invasive plants. The position also requires involvement in public awareness activities such as field days.

Prospective applicants must obtain an information package, application form and position description which contains selection criteria by emailing admin@uhwa.org.au

Please contact Doug Campbell on 0408 683 490 for further enquiries about this position.

Only written applications that address the selection criteria will be considered. Applications close on Friday 21 June 2024.

Conditions of employment will be in accordance with the Notional Agreement Preserving the Local Government (State) Award. This position has a 9-day fortnight rostered day off scheme in place. 

The Upper Hunter Weeds Authority supports the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and provides a smoke free workplace.

 Doug Campbell

General Manager

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