Report a DECLARED WEED HOTSPOT
With your help, the PHBG can identify locations of declared weed infestations - we want to know about infestations that are concerning or impacting you.
Declared weeds currently on PHBG's radar are: COTTON BUSH, PATERSON'S CURSE, CAPE TULIP, APPLE OF SODOM, ARUM LILY and BLACKBERRY.
THE WEED HOTSPOT REPORTING PROCESS:
Once a hotspot weed report is received, a PHBG officer will conduct an on-ground validation. A letter will be sent to the hotspot landholder that:
1. Informs them of the declared weed infestation on their property.
2. Outlines the best-practise control options.
3. Explains how the PHBG can support the landholder with control.
Managers of the public estate will also be alerted to weed hotspots within their jurisdiction.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) currently manage a compliance program and remedial action only for cotton bush. Cotton bush hotspot reports received by the PHBG are re-validated after a period of time following the initial letter to identify if control has occurred. If the infestation remains uncontrolled, the property details may be forwarded to DPIRD for inclusion into their annual cotton bush compliance program.
For the remaining declared weeds listed above, the PHBG works to encourage and build the capacity of landholders to undertake voluntary compliance; and we continue to lobby DPIRD to expand their compliance program from including not only cotton bush, but all weeds declared under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (BAM) Act 2007.
Sign in to Google
to save your progress.
Your email, in case we need more information to follow up your report.
This hotspot report identifies an infestation of:
Apple of Sodom
The last time I sighted this hotspot was approximately
within the last week
within the past fortnight
within the past month
one month ago or longer
Estimated number of hotspot individuals:
Please choose which best describes the hotspot:
Uniform/even spread of individuals
You can best see this hotspot from a:
short walk into a public reserve (e.g. bushland, water reservoir, utility easement)
short walk from a bridge, culvert or rail crossing
None of the above, you can only see it from my boundary fence
None of the above, you can only see it if you follow a track (e.g walking or 4WD)
Location of weed hotspot
PHBG officers are keen to find the location of the weed hotspot you are reporting. An accurate location allows us to contact the landholder and provide them with an opportunity to undertake control action, keep track of progress and submit the report to DPRID if required.
There are three ways to provide location information:
Location description &/or landmarks (required)
GPS coordinates in latitude & longitude
Street address of hotspot property
Providing all three is preferred, but we understand it may not be possible to be this specific.
Location description &/or landmarks.
GPS coordinates (Please enter latitude & longitude data in decimal degrees: -dd.ddddd, ddd.ddddd).
Street address of the hotspot property
Suburb of the hotspot property
Postcode of the hotspot property
Local Government Area
Would you like a PHBG officer to follow up with you about your hotspot report?
Did you notice any other declared weeds at this hotspot location?
If yes, which species? (You may choose more than one)
Apple of Sodom
FOR OFFICE USE ONLY
PHBG Officer initials
Never submit passwords through Google Forms.
This form was created inside of Peel Harvey Biosecurity Group.