Draft Statutory Weed Management Plans

​​​​​​​​​​The Tasmanian Government is committed to providing opportunities for community involvement in the development of Government policy and we are seeking your input on the draft Statutory Weed Management Plans.

As part of the declaration processes under the Weed Management Act 1999, the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment has developed draft statutory weed management plans for 32 new weeds declared under the Act. Section 15(1) of the Act requires that statutory weed management plans be prepared for declared weed species. Eleven draft plans are available for comment (see table below). Species of the same genera have been grouped together in the one plan and weeds of the same genera already declared, have been amalgamated into the new draft plans.

These plans contain measures designed to reduce the impact of weeds on Tasmania's environmental, economic and social values. These measures include: information on the distribution and extent of the declared weed; actions to prevent weed introduction and spread; and statutory management obligations for land owners.

How to make a submission

All written submissions on the draft Statutory Weed Management Plans must be received by 5 pm on 29 June 2018.

Submissions are to be marked Attention: Manager Invasive Species and can be forwarded to:

Email: Weed.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Mail: GPO Box 44 Hobart TAS 7001

Other than indicated below, submissions will be treated as public information and will be published on our website once consideration of the submissions has concluded.

No personal information other than an individual's name or the organisation making a submission will be published. 

For further information, please contact: Karen Stewart, Invasive Species Branch, phone (03) 6165 4399 or Weed.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Accessibility of submissions

The Government recognises that not all individuals or groups are equally placed to access and understand information.  We are therefore committed to ensuring Government information is accessible and easily understood by people with diverse communication needs.

Where possible, please consider typing your submission in plain English and providing it in a format such as Microsoft Word or equivalent.

The Government cannot however take responsibility for the accessibility of documents provided by third parties.  

Important information to note

Your name (or the name of the organisation) will be published unless you request otherwise. 

In the absence of a clear indication that a submission is intended to be treated as confidential (or parts of the submission), the Department will treat the submission as public. 

If you would like your submission treated as confidential, whether in whole or in part, please indicate this in writing at the time of making your submission clearly identifying the parts of your submission you want to remain confidential and the reasons why. In this case, your submission will not be published to the extent of that request.

Copyright in submissions remains with the author(s), not with the Tasmanian Government. 

The Department will not publish, in whole or in part, submissions containing defamatory or offensive material.  If your submission includes information that could enable the identification of other individuals then either all or parts of the submission will not be published.

The Right to Information Act 2009 and confidentiality

Information provided to the Government may be provided to an applicant under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI). If you have indicated that you wish all or part of your submission to be treated as confidential, your statement detailing the reasons may be taken into account in determining whether or not to release the information in the event of an RTI application for assessed disclosure.  You may also be contacted to provide any further comment.  ​​


Draft Statutory Weed Management Plans for download

​​Species name(s)
​Download document
Andropogon gayanus
  Gamba grass   (526Kb)
Anredera cordifolia  Madeira Vine   (537Kb)
​Draft Plan includes both newly declared and previously declared species
Asparagus species - Asparagus aethiopicus, A. africanus, A. asparagoides1,  A. asparagoides Western Cape form, A. declinatus, A. plumosus, and A. scandens1
  Asparagus species  (884Kb)
Austrocylindropuntia spp., Cylindropuntia spp., and Opuntia spp. (excluding Opuntia ficus-indica)
  Opuntioid Cacti  (550Kb)
Dolichandra unguis-cati
  Cat’s Claw Creeper (520Kb)
​Draft Plan includes both newly declared and previously declared species
Erica species – Erica arborea, E. baccans, E. caffra, E. carnea, E. ciliaris, E. cinerea, E. discolour, E. erigena, E. glandulosa, E. holosericea, E. lusitanica1​, E. melanthera, E. quadrangularis, E. scoparia, E. terminalis, E tetralix, and E. vagans
  Heath species  (792Kb)

Draft Plan includes both newly declared and previously declared species

Genista linifolia and G. monspessulana1

  Broom species (740Kb)
Draft Plan includes both newly declared and previously declared species

Hymenachne amplexicaulis1 and Hymenachne calamitosa

  Hymenachne species (410Kb)
Ilex aquifolium
  Holly  (580Kb)
Jatropha gossypiifolia   Bellyache Bush  (516Kb)
Senecio madagascariensis
  Fireweed   (514Kb)
1These species were previously declared and have been amalgamated into the new draft statutory weed management plans for that genera.


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