Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) this month (July) starts property inspections that are scheduled as part of the 2021-22 Biosecurity Surveillance Program.
TRC Parks and Recreation Services portfolio leader Cr Tim McMahon said while the entire Toowoomba Regional Council area was included in the surveillance program, Council had identified priority surveillance areas.
Cr McMahon said localities including Googa Creek, Emu Creek, Highgrove, Doctor Creek, Mount Darry, Greenwood, Kelvinhaugh, Wainui, Formartin, Wellcamp, Umbiram, Wyreema, Millmerran and Clontarf (see map) had been identified for purposes of confirming the presence and extent of invasive biosecurity matter.
“The 12-month program covers Council’s legislative requirements to monitor compliance with the Biosecurity Act 2014 (the Act) that ensures the management of prohibited and restricted biosecurity matter, or more broadly, invasive plants and animals,” Cr McMahon said.
“Individual properties across the Region will be selected for compliance monitoring based on the observable presence of invasive biosecurity matter or as a result of a complaint raised with Council.