The NSW Department of Primary Industry is asking for comments on a new Weeds – Discussion Paper as part of the new Biosecurity Act 2015 which will repeal the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 (NW Act). The Act provides regulatory controls and powers to manage noxious weeds in NSW.
The Biosecurity Act:
- Embeds the principle of shared responsibility for biosecurity risks (including weeds) between the government, community and industry; and,
- Is tenure neutral, meaning that the Biosecurity Act will apply equally to all land in the state, regardless of whether it is publically or privately owned; and,
- Supports regional planning and management for weeds, as recommended by the Review of Weeds Management in NSW.