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Vegetation Management

Vegetation Management

African Lovegrass Containment Program

Landholders within the Durong and Boyneside African Love Grass Containment areas are encouraged to apply for assistance with herbicide to treat African Love grass.

Landholders can apply for up to 20 Litres of Taskforce to treat African Love Grass on property boundaries and roadsides. Spray equipment is also available for loan.

Applications will close on 20 May 2019. Applications are available African Love Grass Herbicide Assistance - Application Form (PDF) or from Council’s Customer Service Centres and the Darr Creek Oasis General Store.

For further information please contact Council’s Coordinator Natural Resources.

Threatened Species within the South Burnett Region

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Branching Out Booklet and Planting Guidelines

The "Branching Out" booklet has been produced to provide residents with a quick reference for planting in the South Burnett. Included in this guide is a section on-site preparation, care of your plants and some notes on common pests and diseases.

The main section offers information on plants which are recommended for planting in our region, from grasses through to shrubs and trees.  The native species suggested are in most cases tolerant to conditions commonly experienced in this area.

Printed copies of this guide are available from any of Council's Customer Service Centres or click on link below to view or print a copy online.

Branching Out Booklet and Planting Guidelines

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Threatened Species within the South Burnett Region

The Threatened Species fact sheet series has been produced by Council to raise awareness amongst residents and visitors about threatened plant species occurring in the South Burnett Region.

These plants are listed as critically endangered, endangered, vulnerable or near threatened under either the Queensland Nature Conservation Act 1992 or the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Commonwealth).

The locations of these plants within the South Burnett road network and Council managed reserves have been mapped and an ecological report has been developed for each species. This will allow Council to better manage and protect these plants from the risk of extinction, through measures such as control of environmental and declared weeds, better fire management and restoration works in the priority areas containing these plants.

To view or print a copy of Threatened Species fact sheets click on the relevant document below.

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