3. Please identify any declared pests – or any other pests – of which you are aware on the Gold Coast and discuss how these pests impact on you?

by Community Engagement Officer 1, about 3 years ago
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A declared pest is a plant or animal that is listed Class 1, 2 or 3 in the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Regulation 2003.

Declared pests pose a real threat to the state's industries, natural resources, environment and human welfare. Bio-security is important to prevent, respond and recover from pests and diseases that threaten our economy and environment. 
Council works with state and federal government agencies to manage declared pests that may affect bio-security.

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  • DGW Environmental about 7 years ago
    The Council and other Government stakeholders need to elevate the priority to contain and reduce the population over time of the common or european myna. This species has spread considerably over the past 20 years. They are very invasive to other hollow nesting animals as they will take over hollows, even building their nests ontop of nests with eggs currently being used. If they are not included with effective reduction strategies then there will be even more pressure on the dwindling number of tree hollows for native birds and mammals. These birds readily displace gliders, lorikeets and dollar birds, so mitigation should be changed to contain and reduce.

    Green head ants are another species of ant that could be included for regular control programs, similar to mossies. They are heavily infesting our parks and play areas for the kids. They are not a declared pest, but some type of control should be done to improve our amenity in recreation areas.