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Noxious Weeds - Types of Noxious Weeds and Class Status

 

Weed Classes

Five classes support objectives of the Noxious Weeds Act:

Class 1 weeds (State prohibited weeds):

not present or limited distribution in NSW;
plants eradicated and land kept free of plants;
this is a notifable plant;
· Examples are Parthenium weed and hymenachne.

Class 2 weeds (Regionally prohibited weeds):

not present or limited distribution in regions of NSW;
plants eradicated and land kept free of plants
this is a notifiable plant;
· Examples are Water hyacinth, Parkinsonia and Tropical Soda Apple

Class 3 weeds (Regionally controlled weeds):

not widely spread but likely to spread further;
fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed;
· Examples are Green Cestrum.

Class 4 weeds (Locally controlled weeds):

widely spread and likely to spread further;
growth must be managed to reduce the spread and reproduction ;
certain plants not sold, propagated or knowingly distributed;
· Examples are Harissia cactus, Golden Dodder, Mother-of- Millions and African Boxthorn.

Class 5 weeds (Restricted plants):

weeds likely to spread within or from NSW;
control as per requirements for a notifiable weed;
certain plants not sold, propagated or knowingly distribute
Examples are Willows.

Noxious Weed Fact Sheets

 African Boxthorn
 African Boxthorn
 Green Cestrum
 Green Cestrum
 Harrisia Cactus
 Harrisia Cactus
 Water Hyacinth
 Water Hyacinth