Council is responsible for ensuring landowner prevention and management of declared pest plants and animals in the Charters Towers Regional Council Local Government Area.  This involves implementing the Charters Towers Regional Council Pest Management Plan 2013 – 2017 (PDF, 2kb), establishing practices to prevent the introduction of new pests and strategies to eradicate existing pests in small numbers.  It also includes taking measures to contain established pests in the Region, liaising with landholders and enforcing the Biosecurity Act 2014.

Contained within the Pest Management Plan is information on:

For further information on these and other declared plants, including fact sheets, guidelines and strategies, please visit the Biosecurity Queensland website or contact Council.

Wild Dogs (Category 3, 4, 5 & 6 Biosecurity Act 2014)

The term wild dog refers collectively to purebred dingoes, dingo hybrids and domestic dogs that have escaped or been deliberately released.

These aggressive canines have a damaging impact upon domestic livestock and native fauna and can pose a hazard to human health due to their incursions into urban areas.

1080 Baiting Program

Charters Towers Regional Council conducts a wild dog baiting program throughout the entire region every 6 months targeting adults during breeding season (April/May) and pups and juveniles (September/October).  The program is advertised in locally circulating newspapers throughout the Region at the appropriate time and notification to individual property owners is also undertaken by Council.

Current Baiting Program

The details of Council's current baiting program are below:

DATE

LOCATION

24 September 2018

Hillgrove Airstrip

25 September 2018

Valley of Lagoons Turn-off

26 September 2018

Dosey Airstrip

27 September 2018

Christmas Creek

28 September 2018

Camel Creek

02 October 2018

Amelai Downs

03 October 2018

Nulla Nulla Molasses Facility

04 October 2018

Paynes Lagoon Airstrip

05 October 2018

Hidden Valley Refuse Facility

08 October 2018

Reedy Springs - Fletchervale Road

09 October 2018

Silver Valley

10 October 2018

Myola

11 October 2018

Ballabay Water Facility

15 October 2018

Cardigan

16 October 2018

Rangeview Facility

17 October 2018

Barrington Gravel Pit

18 October 2018

Slogan Downs Airstrip

19 October 2018

Nevena Water Facility

22 October 2018

Red Hill - Campaspe River

23 October 2018

Mirtna

24 October 2018

Bundabaroo - Mt Hope Road

25 October 2018

Moonoomoo Turn-off

 


If you wish to conduct a 1080 baiting campaign in your area, please contact Council.

1080 Doggone Biscuits

In addition to the 1080 Baiting Program, Council has 1080 Doggone Biscuits readily available for purchase by completion and submission of the Application Form below.  Council's Fees and Charges outline the cost associated with the purchase of 1080 Doggone biscuits.  If the owner of the property is not the person who is physically collecting the baits, it is a requirement of the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002 that the Authority Form below is also submitted with the Application.

Application Form Purchase of Factory Prepared Baits (PDF,166kb)

Application Form 1080 Baiting – Authority for Agent to Sign (PDF, 207kb)

Pigs (Category 3, 4 & 6 Biosecurity Act 2014)

The feral pig is one of the most widespread and damaging pest animals in Queensland.  Feral pigs are found all over the Charters Towers Region with the greatest populations located in riparian areas. 

Aerial Shooting and the use of Pigout baits are Council's preferred control methods. 

The purchase of Pigout Baits requires the completion and submission of the Application Form above and is granted on the same terms and conditions as the purchase of 1080 Doggone Biscuits.  Council's Fees and Charges outline the cost associated with the purchase of Pigout baits.