- Last updated:
- 01 Apr 2019
In December 2017, council adopted the Sunshine Coast Council Local Government Area Biosecurity Plan (the Biosecurity Plan) in accordance with the requirements of the Queensland Government Biosecurity Act 2014.
The Biosecurity Plan establishes a framework to support a cooperative and coordinated management approach that focuses available resources at the highest risk invasive plants and animals in order to deliver the most effective outcomes.
The Biosecurity Plan identifies:
- 287 invasive plants and animals in the Sunshine Coast local government area
- 88 of these invasive plants and animals as priorities
- catchments as the management unit, including the coastal environment (beaches, dunes and adjacent lands) as its own separate management unit
- five management responses based on the effectiveness of available control measures and the known abundance of each invasive species known to occur in each management unit
- threats on our local government border, from within broader Queensland and on the Queensland border
- 11 strategic actions to guide stakeholders in the development of their tailored biosecurity implementation plans.