Noxious Weeds Act 1993 No 11
27 Notice of control of prohibited plants
(1) A person (including the Minister and a local control authority) must give notice to the police officer in charge of the nearest police station and to an officer of the Department approved by the Director-General for the purposes of this section of any proposed action by the person to control any noxious weed that is a prohibited plant within the meaning of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985.(2) The notice must give at least 24 hours’ notice and may be given orally or in writing.(3) The Director-General may by notice direct a person (including a local control authority) to use specified means and to take specified measures to control any noxious weed that is a prohibited plant.(4) A person (other than the Minister) must not take action to control a prohibited plant:(a) if the Director-General has directed the person that any such action not be commenced or is to be discontinued, or(b) if the action contravenes a direction by the Director-General to use specified means or to take specified measures to control the prohibited plant, or(c) unless the person has given notice in accordance with this section.Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units.