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A weed is an invasive plant that has the potential to negatively impact the environment, agriculture, human and animal health, and our economy, costing the Australian economy an estimated $3.8 billion annually. In NSW weeds are legislated under the Biosecurity Act 2015, with the Department of Primary Industries as the lead agency.

Port Stephens Councils' Invasive Species Team are responsible for controlling priority weeds on council owned and managed land, and ensuring private landholders do the same. The Invasive Species Team are also responsible for providing technical advice to the community and the rest of council regarding the management of weeds and pests. Under the guidance of the Bushland Management Officer and the Natural Resources Team, The Invasive Species Team determine and control priority weeds based on potential impact and distribution, and determine and protect priority environmental areas.