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Action against invasive Navua Sedge

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Bruce Carcary
122 Nash Road
MINBUN QLD 4886

Total Signatures - 920

Sponsoring Member: Shane Knuth MP

Posting Date: 31/08/2016

Tabled Date: 31/08/2016

Responded By: Hon Leanne Donaldson MP on 27/09/2016

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

The Petition of the residents of Tablelands Regional Council Local Government area wish to draw to the
attention of the House the critical level of the infestation of Navua Sedge [Cyperus aromaticus] and the
devastating impact it is having on prime agricultural land on the Atherton Tablelands and surrounds.
Conservative estimates predict that over 50% of grazing pasture could be lost if strong action isn't taken
immediately to eradicate and control this weed on farms and on roadsides.

 

We the petitioners call on the government to take urgent action to:


Fund research and development into Navua Sedge for a pre-emergent and long-term management solutions.

Establish a Navua Sedge pilot program on the Atherton Tablelands and include farmers, stakeholders and Local
Government in the program.

Continuation of the recent allocation of funds provided the Tableland Regional Council for spraying of
Department of Transport and Main Roads controlled roadsides and verges at a minimum application rate of 5
sprays per year.