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Wollongong City Council

Weeds

Weeds are a threat to our environment. They compete with native plants, attract pest animals and upset the natural balance of our ecosystems. Weeds also cause problems for farmers and can damage crops and agriculture.

Weeds that cause the biggest problems can be declared as priority weeds. The NSW Government decides which weeds are priority weeds.

When a plant is declared a priority weed, councils and people with these weeds on their property must try to remove or control them.

In our area, the Illawarra District Weeds Authority oversees work to control weeds. Visit their website for information about problem weeds and what can be done to control them.

Council’s weed control work

We do several things to try and control weeds on public land across Wollongong. This includes: