Blue Mountains City Council



Weed Notification

What to do if you have been asked to control Priority Weeds on your property.

If you have been asked by Council to control Priority Weeds on your property under the Biosecurity Act 2015, you will have received two (2) letters from Council:

  • The first letter sent “Notice of Entry” is notification that an authorised officer will be entering your property (exercising the power of entry under Section 98 of the Biosecurity Act 2015), to inspect for the presence of Priority Weeds. This letter will give a range of dates that the Council Officer will enter your land, but also gives you an opportunity to arrange a time to meet the Officer on-site to answer any questions you may have.
  • The second letter (Presence of Priority Weeds) is notification that Priority Weeds have been identified on your property and will inform you of which weeds are present. A Priority Weeds Information Kit will also be included with this letter providing a variety of information including; Contractors, Herbicides and Weed Control Techniques. There will also be a range of dates that a Council Officer will visit the property to check for voluntary compliance prior to a formal Biosecurity Direction (Weed Control Notice) being issued.


The Inspection Process

If you are unsure about any details in the notification, please contact Council between 7:30am and 3:30pm weekdays on (02) 4780 5343 and our staff will be happy to answer any queries you may have.