OnePlan: Property pest management plan
This pest management planning module is a component of OnePlan, an initiative of the Queensland Government's Blueprint for the Bush.
Blueprint for the Bush is a 10-year plan to build a sustainable, liveable and prosperous rural Queensland.
The pest management planning module helps landholders identify the issues and risks associated with particular weeds and pest animals on their properties, and develop ways to deal with them. Examples of strategies that can be used to achieve specific results are also provided in the module.
Must I prepare a plan?
A pest management plan is not a regulatory requirement unless landholders have been issued a control notice under the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002, when one might be required. It is, however, an extremely useful management tool.
Having a plan also helps landowners, lessees, licensees or permittees to meet their statutory obligations to:
- take all reasonable steps to keep their land free of Class 1 and Class 2 weeds and pest animals (as required by the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002)
- maintain a duty of care for, and control declared pests on, any state land under their control (as required by the Land Act 1994).
What are the benefits of having a plan?
Having a plan will help landholders:
- manage weeds and pest animals on their properties
- integrate pest management activities with other components of a whole property plan
- improve profitability by ensuring resources are deployed at optimum times
- monitor how well control methods are working
- set and achieve goals
- apply for financial assistance and incentives for pest management
- report progress to funding bodies and local governments.
How do I prepare a property pest management plan?
- Record details of your property
- Find out how to complete a property pest management plan
- A property (base) map and a written report
- OnePlan property planning
- Blueprint for the Bush
- Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002