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Controlling Calotrope in Lakeland through Partnerships

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Calotrope (Calotrope procera) was introduced to Australia as an ornamental plant. Although it is not currently a declared species under Queensland legislation, its control in Cook Shire is a priority.

In November 2015, Cape York NRM partnered with Cook Shire Council and workers from Kureen Farming at Lakeland, to control an infestation of this weed along the Peninsula Development Road west of Lakeland.