Declared Weeds

The weeds currently listed as noxious in the Newcastle local control area are listed in the Noxious Weeds Declaration.

The Declaration divides noxious weeds into classes. Each class has control measures placed on it which tells you what to do with the weed if you find it.
 

Class 1 Noxious Weeds - State Prohibited Weeds

Class Characteristics – Class 1 noxious weeds are plants that pose a potentially serious threat to primary production or the environment and are not present in the state or are present only to a limited extent.

Control Objectives – The control objectives for weed control class 1 is to prevent the introduction and establishment of those plants in NSW.

Control Measure – The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant.

Class 1 weeds are notifiable and as such the presence of the weed on land must be notified to the local control authority (Newcastle City Council) within 72 hours of detection.

Chinese Voilet

The Chinese Violet is a Class 1 weed which is highly invasive in bushland, coastal and urban areas.

Class 2 Noxious Weeds - Regionally Prohibited Weeds

Class Characteristics – Class 2 noxious weeds are plants that pose a potentially serious threat to primary production or the environment of a region to which the order applies and are not present in the region or are present only to a limited extent.

Control Objectives – The control objectives for weed control class 2 is to prevent the introduction and establishment of those plants in parts of NSW.

Control Measure – The plant must be eradicated from the land and the land must be kept free of the plant.

Hydrophila Class 2 (acquatic)

Class 2 weeds are notifiable and as such the presence of the weed on land must be notified to the local control authority (Newcastle City Council) within 72 hours of detection.

Class 3 Noxious Weeds - Regionally Controlled Weeds

Class Characteristics – Class 3 noxious weeds are plants that pose a serious threat to primary production or the environment of an area to which the order applies, are not widely distributed in the area and are likely to spread in the area or to another area.

Control Objectives – The control objectives for weed control class 3 is to reduce the area and the impact of those plants in parts of NSW.

Control Measure – The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed.

Green CestrumClass 4 Noxious Weeds - Locally Controlled Weeds

Class Characteristics – Class 4 noxious weeds are plants that threat to primary production, the environment or human health, are widely distributed in an area to which the order applies and are likely to spread in the area or to another area.

Control Objectives – The control objectives for weed control class 4 is to minimise the negative impact of those plants on the economy, community or environment of NSW.

Control Measure – The growth and spread of the plant must be controlled according to the measures specified in a management plan published in the declaration.

Blackberry

Class 5 Noxious Weeds - Restricted Plants

Class Characteristics – Class 5 noxious weeds are plants that are likely, by their sale or the sale of their seeds or movement within the State or an area of the State, to spread in the State or outside the State.

Control Objectives – The control objectives for weed control class 5 is to prevent the introduction of those plants into NSW, the spread of those plants within NSW or from NSW to another jurisdiction.

Control Measure – The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with and as such must not be sold or purchased and must not be moved from the land.


For further information contact our Noxious Weeds Officers on 02 4974 6000.