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Department of Transport and Main Roads

Pest management

It is the department's responsibility to reduce the infestation of declared pests on road reserves and we manage pests (plants and animals) on lands under our control.

This land includes:

  • state-controlled road network
  • borrow pits
  • quarries
  • workshop/office complexes
  • depots
  • other properties.

A declared pest is any plant or animal species that is listed under the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Regulation 2003.

The control of pests has significant benefits for Queensland. There are serious economic, environmental and social impacts of failure to adequately manage the problem. All of our pest control activities are in accordance with the requirements of Queensland legislation and government policy.

Pest management gallery

Weed infestation
A culvert infested with weeds (above).

Further information on pest management is available from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

Last updated 12 January 2022