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Cook Shire Local Area Biosecurity Plan 2017-2021

About the plan

The purpose of the Cook Shire Local Area Biosecurity Plan is to bring all sectors of the local community
together to manage invasive plants and animals. It does this by outlining the key responsibilities,
roles and desired outcomes required under the Biosecurity Act 2014 for the whole of the Cook Shire
local government area. This plan aims to benefit the community by preventing or reducing the
impacts of pests and weeds on the economy, environment and people of the area by:

  • Addressing the obligations of all stakeholders under the Biosecurity Act 2014.
  • Prioritisation of invasive pests and identifying the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders involved and providing direction on managing biosecurity risks
  • Preventing the introduction and spread of invasive plants and animals within Cook Shire based on best practice.
  • Building partnerships and enabling better use of resources available within the community and across all land managers
  • Better coordination between all stakeholders, including integrated catchment management approaches, state-wide land management strategies and protection of key assets.

View the plan

Following an extended consultation phase the Cook Shire Local Area Biosecurity Plan 2017-2021 has been completed. Hard copies are available at Cook Shire Council's Administration Building, 10 Furneaux Street, Cooktown, and local libraries or view the plan online here.

For more information

For further information please contact Cook Shire Council's Biosecurity Services team on 4069 5444.

ABN: 45 425 085 688

10 Furneaux Street Cooktown, Qld 4895

Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895


Phone: (07) 4069 5444

Fax: (07) 4082 0588