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Noxious Weeds - Types of Noxious Weeds and Class Status

Weed Classes

Five classes support objectives of the Biosecurity Act 2015:

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, Green Cestrum, Harrisia Cactus, Water Hyacinth

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