Environmental Health Environmental Health

Blackall-Tambo Regional Council is dedicated to keeping Environmental Issues at their very least.

Pest Management

Blackall-Tambo Regional Council has in place good measures to control and try and eradicate Declared Noxious weed and animal pest species.

For the control of Wild Dogs, Dingoes and Feral Pigs to minimize their impact on Livestock Loses and soil erosion (due to Feral Pigs activities on and around River, and water courses), the council has in place a Baiting Program where it uses 1080 (sodium monofluoroacetate) mixed with meat in an effort to slow their ever increasing numbers in the wild. In conjunction with this they also rely on professional Macro pod Harvesters and trapping in an attempt to reduce numbers. Council offers a bounty of $30.00 Dollars for each Dog Scalp, with some property owners matching the amount.

 For the control of Declared Noxious Weeds Council employs a team of Professionals to control their spread using various spraying techniques and chemicals.

Animal Control

The Council employs a team of professionals to keep the animals in and around the Townships under control with legislation in place to assist with their jobs. All dogs over Three (3) months of age are to be registered, and permits are required to keep livestock in the Township with various animals being on the prohibited list such as Peacocks, Geese and Pigs (Swine).

Waste Services

Blackall-Tambo Regional Council collects Residential Waste on a weekly basis in both Townships and deposits it at the towns rubbish dumps, a contractor is then called when the dumps are full to collect the excess waste, and larger recyclable items such as scrape steel and batteries.

Camp Sites, Public Toilets, Public Rubbish Bins

The Council's works staff handles the maintenance of these areas with regular mowing and trimming of lawns and trees. Council's Rubbish Services empty public bins. Council employs cleaners to do Public Amenities, which are kept at a high level of cleanliness and hygiene.

Cemetery Management

Council handles all aspects of Cemetery Operations. Their Gardening Employees regularly mow the Lawn Cemetery and prune trees and shrubs to keep the cemetery presentable.

Environmental Health Officer

Vince Stephens
Mobile:0412 806 559
Email:div.poss@bigpond.com