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 Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002.

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.

Dingoes / Wild Dogs (Declared Class 2 Pest)

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

 
 

3 October 2017

Hillgrove Airstrip

 

4 October 2017

Valley Of Lagoons

 

5 October 2017

Dosey Airstrip

 

6 October 2017

Camel Creek

 

9 October 2017

Christmas Creek

 

10 October 2017

Amelia Downs Gravel Pit

 

11 October 2017

Nulla Nulla Molasses Facility

 

12 October 2017

Paynes Lagoon Airstrip

 

13 October 2017

Hidden Valley Dump

 

16 October 2017

Cargoon

 

17 October 2017

Silver Valley

 

18 October 2017

Myola

 

19 October 2017

Ballabay Water Facility

 

20 October 2017

Cardigan

 

23 October 2017

Rangeview Turn-off

 

24 October 2017

Barrington Gravel Pit

 

25 October 2017

Slogan Downs Airstrip

 

26 October 2017

Nevena Water Facility

 

30 October 2017

Red Hill - Campaspe

 

31 October 2017

Mirtna

 

1 November 2017

Scartwater - Bundabaroo Turn-off

 

2 November 2017

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 (Declared Class 2 Pest)

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.