Cr Tim McMahon (Photo: TRC)

August 12, 2020

Toowoomba Regional Council’s Environment and Community Services Committee has recommended the adoption of a new Biosecurity Plan for Invasive Plants and Animals.

The new plan reflects significant recent legislative changes in the management of Invasive Plants and Animals.

Cr Tim McMahon said the new Biosecurity Plan would guide the management of invasive plants and animals in the Toowoomba Region.

“Biosecurity is a national issue that Council manages locally,” Cr McMahon said.

“A significant part of this new plan is to build stronger ties with neighbouring councils (so) invasive plant and animal challenges can be tackled at a regional level.

“The Plan has been drafted in consultation with Council’s Biosecurity Advisory Committee and accounts for local government’s responsibilities under the Queensland Biosecurity Act 2014.

“The recommedation to adopt the new Biosecurity Plan will be presented for approval at Council’s Ordinary Meeting on August 18.”

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