Invasive Species Advisory Committee
WBBROC’s Invasive Species Advisory Committee has been established to provide advice to WBBROC on actions that encourage the proactive management of invasive species within the Wide Bay Burnett region.
Assisting in the coordination of invasive species management in the region, the committee developed the Wide Bay Burnett Regional Biosecurity Strategy. The Strategy, which is now endorsed by all Wide Bay Burnett local governments, adopts a regional approach and recognises the importance of developing and maintaining strong relationships with key stake holders impacted by biosecurity issues.
With funding from the Queensland Government as part of the Better Partnerships Project, the Wide Bay Burnett Invasive Species Advisory Committee is reviewing the Wide Bay Burnett Regional Biosecurity Strategy.
Information on pest plants can be found at: https://www.business.qld.gov.au/industry/agriculture/species/invasive-plants
Information on pest animals can be found at: https://www.business.qld.gov.au/industry/agriculture/species/invasive-animals/restricted
Mosquito Borne Diseases Management Sub-Group
There is a Mosquito Borne Diseases Management Sub Group that sits under the Invasive Species Advisory Committee. This Sub Group consists of technical and field officers from WBBROC Councils, as well as officers from Queensland Health. The aims of this group include:
- Provide advice, recommend actions and proactive programs to WBBROC that will assist member Councils to carry out the legislative requirements of the Public Health Act 2005.
- Work with Queensland Health, research institutions and the private sector to ensure innovative, novel and efficient technologies are used for the surveillance and control of mosquitoes.
- Monitor and prioritise control of the southern migration of the dengue mosquito (Aedes aegypti) and reduce the numbers of the vector in Wide Bay communities.