White-edged nightshade is subject to a Sustained Control programme as part of the Regional Pest Management Plan 2018 (RPMP). It has a relatively limited distribution with higher densities confined to a contiguous area of regenerating scrubland in Beatrix Bay. The long term goal is to ensure the infestations are maintained at low levels surrounding the containment area.
Land occupiers with white-edged nightshade on their property are required to destroy all plants before they produce seed each year. An exception of areas that fall within a Containment Area, where all plants within 50m of the Containment Area boundary must be destroyed before they produce seed.
Council can work with occupiers to develop and agree on a Management Plan for their property. This can also include assistance by way of Council undertaking the management of the plant if it will provide the best long term result.