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29 November 2006

Circular Head Council continues to support eradication of problem weeds within the community. The new Weed Action Plan adopted by Council in October extends work undertaken since 2000 under the previous Circular Head Weed Strategy.

This previous strategy was given real effect by a lively and successful Weeds Group who achieved many successes including construction of the truck wash facility and extensive containment of ragwort.

Recently, a weeds officer was appointed to co-ordinate current projects and initiatives. Anthea Fergusson brings considerable experience from the farm and the books.

Efforts for the following year will focus on education and awareness activities, co-ordinating and supporting the weeds advisory group and eradicating ragwort and pampas.

Current projects supported include boneseed eradication at Tier Hill (through Cradle Coast NRM), and gorse eradication on the Stanley peninsula.

By developing a working strategy, and co-ordinating efforts with the Regional NRM initiatives, we will make long term improvements in weeds management. "It is important to protect our rich area from weed infestations which would severely impact on our prosperity and reputation" said Mayor Hine.

Interested persons are encouraged to join the group who will be meeting at 7.30pm on the 6 December at the Council Administration Centre. Meetings are three to four times per year.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Julia Williams at Council on 6452 4820.


Authorised for general media distribution by Greg Winton, General Manager, Circular Head Council on Monday 27 November 2006.