South Burnett Regional Council Pest Management Program involves the treatment of declared and environmental weeds on Council roadsides and controlled reserves. Council will assist and owners within rural and urban areas with weed identification and treatment programs.
Council also implements and coordinates feral animal control across the Shire. Many landholders are participating in coordinated wild dog and rabbit control programs including baiting and trapping pests. Landowners are encouraged to contact Council Pest Management staff to:
- Report weed outbreaks
- Book 1080 baiting programs
- Hire Cat, Rabbit, Wild Dog or Feral Pig traps
Any occurrence of straying livestock on roads should be reported to your closest South Burnett Regional Council Service Centre. To assist Officer's in locating any straying stock, please ensure that you provide as much detail as possible such as location (including rural property address), number of head, description of stock and if you know or suspect who the owner of the stock may be.
If you wish to impound stock that have wandered onto private property, please contact Council on (07) 4189 9100. Please be aware that landholders wishing to impound stock are required to organise and pay for cartage costs to the impounding facility. Once stock have been claimed or sold at private auction and Council costs have been recovered, the cost of cartage may be refunded once a copy of a paid invoice for cartage has been provided.
It is the landholders responsibility under Council Local Laws and the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002 to maintain fences in a stock proof condition and prevent stock from wandering at large. A maximum penalty of 400 units applies.