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Seeking input on which weeds to manage

Do you have a problem with a particular weed?

The Murray Regional Weed Committee is seeking community input on significant local weed species to include on a priority weed list for the region.

The list is a critical part of new regional strategic weed management plans that the committee will develop as part of next year’s implementation of the Biosecurity Act 2015, which replaces the old Noxious Weeds Act 1993.

Murray Local Land Services Manager of Biosecurity and Emergency Services, Geoff Corboy, said input of the community was crucial in developing the priority weed list and weed management plans.

“These plans will describe which weeds will be prioritised for management action and compliance within the Murray region,” he said.

“We’re asking land managers and community groups to think about weeds of significance in their area, and go through the steps to have them considered for inclusion on the list.”

The weeds committee will consider a weed for inclusion once it has undergone a weed risk assessment, the details of which can be found on the Riverina Weeds Action Program website: www.riverinaweeds.org.au.

All completed weeds risk assessments must be sent to pbosse@greaterhume.nsw.gov.au by 29 July 2016.