Noxious Weed and Pest Control

Noxious Weed Control is an important function of Council.

Glen Innes Severn Council and the New England Tablelands (Noxious Plants) County Council, trading as New England Weeds Authority entered into a three (3) year agreement commencing 2015.

The New England Weeds Authority (NEWA) has been delegated with authority to exercise all of Council’s functions, powers and responsibilities under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 and regulations.

Included in NEWA's responsiblities is the implementation of the NSW Weeds Action Program 2015-2020 for the Glen Innes Severn Local Government Area.

Glen Innes Severn Roadside Weed Control Program

The New England Weeds Authority’s roadside weed control program in the Glen Innes Severn Council’s area commenced in October 2015 with the treatment of Cape and English Broom.

The program then treated infestations of Chilean Needle Grass which was completed in early December 2015. Roadside infestations of St Johns Wort were targeted during 2016, and the Authority completed a roadside program for Blackberries also during 2016.

The Authority can be contacted on 6770 3602 for information and assistance with invasive plant species.

Information about Noxious Weeds can be found at:

Pesticide Use Notification Plan

View the Pesticide Use Notification Plan(PDF, 178KB)

Feral Scan Program

Glen Innes Severn residents are encouraged to join a national challenge to record data about feral animals, including rabbits, foxes, and myna birds. Individuals and groups in the Glen Innes Severn area can help scientists map feral animal populations by scanning their local area for feral animals and signs of their damage, and adding that to a Google Map.

Scientists will use the FeralScan information to help determine future control options. Results from this initiative will also be relevant to research and development of new or improved management strategies for feral animals.

Log on to the FeralScan website and follow the prompts.