The Carpentaria Shire, Local Government Area Pest Management Plan (LGAPMP or The Plan) was developed to manage the adverse economic, environmental and social impacts of pest plants and animals across the shire. Local and regional stakeholders (including state government agencies and other community groups) contributed valuable knowledge and expertise to the planning and establishment of the plan. In reviewing and updating the plan the following has been taken into account:
- the principles of pest management;
- the State pest management strategy;
- the guidelines for pest management;
- the plans for managing declared pests on State-controlled land in its area; and
- the interests of its local community, including, for example, the interests of landholders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, industry groups and members of the public.
The Key Objectives are to:
- Improve the use of resources and expertise available for managing pest in the Shire
- To lessen the local impact of pests.
The Carpentaria Shire, Local Government Area Pest Management 2015-2019 (LGAPMP) renews The Plan under Section 33(1) of the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002, having regard to State Weeds & Pest Animal Strategies and Pest management Guidelines for priority species. The Plan complies with s 26 of the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002 and is taken to be a Biosecurity Plan for the purpose of the Biosecurity Act 2014 (s 126).