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

30 April 2019

Red Hill - Campaspe River

1 May 2019

Mirtna

2 May 2019

Scartwater - Bundabaroo Turn-off

3 May 2019

Moonoomoo Turn-off

7 May 2019

Slogan Downs Airstrip

8 May 2019

Nevena Water Facility

9 May 2019

Barrington Gravel Pit

10 May 2019

Rangeview Turn-off

13 May 2019

Ballaby Water Facility

14 May 2019

Cardigan

15 May 2019

Myola

16 May 2019

Silver Valley Turn-off

17 May 2019

Reedy Springs

20 May 2019

Paynes Lagoon Airstrip

21 May 2019

Hidden Valley Dump

22 May 2019

Nulla Nulla Molasses Facility

23 May 2019

Kangerong

27 May 2019

Hillgrove Airstrip

28 May 2019

Dosey Airstrip

29 May 2019

Valley of Lagoons

30 May 2019

Christmas Creek

31 May 2019

Camel Creek

 


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, 1080 Doggone Biscuits are readily available for purchase by from local Schedule 7 retailers.

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.