Weed management

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (the department) has developed guiding material to help proponents meet their obligations for Environment Management Plans (EMPs) under the Petroleum (Environment) Regulations 2016 and the Code of Practice: Onshore Petroleum Activities in the Northern Territory.

Weed management planning guideline: Onshore petroleum projects

Appropriate management of weeds was an important focus of the 'Scientific Inquiry Into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory'.

Recommendations 8.2 to 8.4 outlined requirements for:

  • baseline weed surveys
  • weed management plans and
  • dedicated weeds officers.

Minimum requirements for these matters are spelled out in this guideline PDF (185.0 KB).