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Community Called on to Have Their Say on Pest Animal Management

Source: Greater Sydney Local Land Services
Archived 21 May 2018 - Posted: 23 Mar 2018
Biosecurity Officer Annaliese Geddes with landholder John Cooper.
Community members in the Blue Mountains are being called on to have their say on pest animal management at a consultation session in Katoomba on 27 March.

The session will give participants insight into current pest animal programs in the local area as well as a chance to provide feedback on the draft Greater Sydney Regional Strategic Pest Animal Management Plan which sets a strategic direction for managing pest animals throughout the region.

Greater Sydney Biosecurity Manager Graham Wilson said the economic impact of pests such as rabbits, foxes, dogs, pigs, goats and introduced birds was estimated at $170 million every year.

“The Greater Sydney Plan sets priorities which guide resourcing and investment for coordinated pest animal management,” he said.

“Pest animals pose a serious threat to threatened species and the environment. Feral pigs alone impact on 361 native species already listed as nationally threatened."

Mr Wilson said the plan focused on key pest animals in the region, outlining how government, community groups and individual landholders can work together to prevent, eradicate, contain and manage the impacts of pest animals.

“The management of pest animals in our region is a complex and challenging situation which can’t be ignored. Collaboration is our best defence when it comes to reducing the impacts of these animals,” he said.

“The consultation period is an opportunity for stakeholders, organisations and interested community members to provide feedback on managing pest animals in our region and across the state.”

Mr Wilson said several pest animal control campaigns were currently underway in the Blue Mountains area.

“These include our ongoing work to control feral pigs in the Megalong Valley as well as regular wild dog and fox baiting programs in partnership with local landholders,” he said.

The Macarthur consultation session will be held on 27 March at the Katoomba Leura Community Centre from 6pm.

For more information, download a copy of the plan and have your say visit the website by Friday, 20 April.

Email to find our more or register your interest.


Community Consultation

Date:
27 March 2018 

Time:
From 6pm

Venue:
Katoomba Leura Community Centre (Main Hall)
81-83 Katoomba Street, Katoomba

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