Community Consultation


Draft Biosecurity Plan

Following a series of landholder and public workshops, Council has prepared a Draft Biosecurity Plan for public input and comment.

Biosecurity Act 2014 requires local government to have a Biosecurity Plan for managing invasive plant and animal pests. Under the General Biosecurity Obligation of the Act everyone must take reasonable steps to prevent or minimise biosecurity risks.

Our Draft Biosecurity Plan takes a coordinated approach to the management of pest plants and animals within Balonne Shire. It includes achievable objectives, with strategies, activities and responsibilities, communications and monitoring. And it prioritises the plant pests and animals for control.

Please read the plan and give your feedback to Balonne Shire Council’s Project Support Officer Tayla Willis on 07 4620 8829 or via email

Download the draft plan    (PDF)