Regional Pest Management Strategy

The current Regional Pest Management Strategy (RPMS) is the guiding document for our pest control programmes, setting our priorities and goals for managing animal and plant pests in Auckland.

We are in the process of updating the strategy and turning it into a 10-year plan for the region.

The proposed Regional Pest Management Plan will be notified in 2017 for formal submissions and hearings.

For more information, email the Environmental Services team.

Regional Pest Management Strategy 2007-2012

Our objective with this strategy is minimising harm to:

  • endangered species
  • species diversity
  • water quality
  • recreation
  • international trade
  • human health
  • soil resources
  • Māori culture
  • primary production.

Landowners and occupiers hold the primary responsibility for managing pests.

However, Auckland Council does provide advice, support and community education on the threats and control of pests - see biosecurity in Auckland.

In areas of high conservation value or where there is serious threat, we will also undertake control on behalf of the community.

The RPMS is split into separate files to make it easier to download.

Auckland Regional Pest Management Strategy 2007-2012 (excluding Surveillance Pest Plants) (PDF 13.5MB)

Total Control Pest Plants (PDF 30KB)
Containment Pest Plants (PDF 27KB)
Surveillance Pest Plants Part 1 (PDF 8.6MB)
Surveillance Pest Plants Part 2 (PDF 12.8MB)
Community Initiative Pest Plants (PDF 28KB)
Research Plant Species (PDF 13KB)
Animal Pests (PDF 1.3MB)
Research Animal Species (PDF 59KB)

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