Noxious Weeds Act 1993 No 11
17B Obligations to control noxious weeds in irrigation areas
(1) An obligation imposed under this Act on an occupier of land within an irrigation area to control noxious weeds on that land also extends to noxious weeds on:(a) any part of a public road, a public reserve or public channel land that intersects the occupier’s land, or forms part of its boundary and is within 20 metres from the boundary of the land, and(b) any part of a watercourse, river or inland water (tidal or non-tidal) situated on the land.(2) If a public road, a public reserve or public channel land less than 40 metres wide is situated between land within an irrigation area occupied by different occupiers, the requirement for each occupier to control noxious weeds extends to noxious weeds located on that part of the road, reserve or channel land that is located between the boundary of the occupier’s land and the middle line of the road, reserve or channel land.(3) An occupier may enter a public road, a public reserve or public channel land at all reasonable times for the purpose of complying with this section.(4) In this section, road does not include a State highway, freeway, tollway or State work within the meaning of the Roads Act 1993.