ST: Controlling Invasive Aquatic Weeds

Conduct a comprehensive program to manage introduced aquatic weeds, to minimise downstream impacts.

Why it is important?

Aquatic weeds can impact significantly on waterway health, by physically choking rivers and creeks, reducing water quality, making habitat less suitable and altering flow patterns. Strategies to identify new and emerging weeds and control areas of existing weeds will help minimise the impacts of weeds on our at-risk waterways.

Examples of Local Action

  • Control of aquatic weeds in Peterson’s Ck – it’s an important recreational area, upstream of Tinaroo Dam and provides good habitat.

Contribution to Regional Priority

Develop collaborative, practical biosecurity protocols and undertake an integrated approach to managing invasive species.

Local Landscape:

Southern Tablelands

Regional Theme:

Biosecurity, Water