The Biosecurity Act 2014 (the Act) ensures a consistent, modern, risk-based and less prescriptive approach to biosecurity in Queensland.

Ipswich Biosecurity Plan

Ipswich is home to a diverse range of ecosystems, including forests, wetlands, and rivers, which support a wide variety of plant and animal species. These diverse ecosystems not only provide significant habitat for native flora and fauna, but also provide important benefits to the Ipswich community. These benefits include ecosystem services such as healthy soils and productive land which supports the economy through agriculture and tourism and provides cultural, spiritual and social connection with nature.

The Ipswich Biosecurity Plan identifies objectives which establishes council’s commitment to meeting its General Biosecurity Obligation under the Biosecurity Act 2014 and achieving the priority objectives within each theme of the Natural Environment Strategy.

The Ipswich Biosecurity Plan also supports residents in meeting their obligations by providing information on how to meet their legal duty and when undertaking pest control, what invasive species to prioritse.

Ipswich Biosecurity Plan (PDF, 3.0 MB)