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​PEST PLANT REMOVAL

The NZ Transport Agency is putting into action a program to remove pest plants from within the Auckland Motorway network.

 WHAT ARE PEST PLANTS ?

​The Auckland region has over 700 introduced plant species which self-propagate in the wild. Many of these are considered weeds and some can cause serious harm to our native environment, be an economic threat to farmers and horticultural producers or threaten human health. These serious weeds are termed 'pest plants' and are subject to control or restrictions under the Auckland Regional Pest Management Strategy (RPMS).

This strategy places requirements on landowners and occupiers to control pest plants to prescribed standards, using suitable control methods. Visit the Auckland Council Biosecurity page for more information on pest plants and a full list of species.

 WHY ARE WE DOING THIS ?

​The Auckland Council Regional Pest Management Strategy identifies roading networks as paths for pest plants to spread and has given priority to have them removed. As a result, the NZTA has established a programme to remove the key pest plant species from the Auckland Motorway Network.

 HOW WILL YOU BE AFFECTED ?

​You will be less likely to have infestation of pest plants in your property.

 WHAT ARE WE DOING ?

​We will be removing the identified pest plant species from the Auckland Motorway corridor (see map)

As a result of this work there may be some loss of screening from trees, but where required we will undertake replanting of appropriate native vegetation which will restore screening over time. Please note that native plants may take longer to re-establish than the previous pest plants.

During this work there may be various closures to carry out removal.

For a list and pictures of the identified pest plant species we are removing download the document below.

PP Booklet March 2010.pdf