2018-19 Weed and pest animal drought project
Successful Pest and Weed Funding Projects
Fourteen groups and organisations have been successful in their project proposals to target pest and weed management to build drought resilience across NSW.
The $1.5 million 2018 Pest and Weed Drought Funding Program, funded by the Australian Government Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, will be administered by LLS over a one year period.
LLS assessed proposals received in July, with a panel of one member independent of LLS and three LLS staff members. Each project proposal was scored against assessment criteria and ranked consistently across all eligible LLS regions.
Funding was allocated to organisations and groups from across the state without consideration to LLS boundaries and targeted wild dogs, feral pigs, rabbit and deer and weeds.
These projects will help land managers reduce grazing pressure and stock losses caused by pest animals, as well as to manage the spread of weeds.
The program will complement the objectives of the Regional Strategic Pest Animal Management Plans, developed by Regional Pest Animal Committees in collaboration with key stakeholders.
|Organisation Name||LLS Region||Project Name|
|Riverina LLS||Riverina||Feral pig management across of the Lowbidgee & Lachlan River|
|Northern Tablelands LLS||Northern Tablelands||Tropical Soda Apple containment & eradication Upper Macleay Valley NSW|
|Riverina LLS||Riverina||Rankins Springs And Naradhan Pest Animal Management Area|
|Riverina LLS||Riverina||Carrathool Follow-up Rabbit Control and Harbor Destruction|
|South East LLS||South East||Grosses Plains, Mowamba and Ingebyra Feral Deer Control Initiative|
|Goonoo Pest Animal Group (GPAG)||Central West||Boomley Exclusion Dog Fence|
|Western LLS||Western||Towards Large Feral Herbivore Containment in Western NSW|
|Murray LLS||Murray||Murray Local Land Services pest animal monitoring program|
|Hunter LLS||Hunter||Defeating weeds after drought|
|Dapper Wild Dog Group||Central West||Dapper Wild Dog Group Exclusion Fencing Project|
|Central Murray County Council||Murray||Wandook Boxthorns & Rabbit Control Program|
|Central Murray County Council||Murray||Wanganella Boxthorns & Pest Control Program|
|Murray LLS||Murray||Eastern Murray Wild Dog Exclusion Fencing Program Extension|
|Little River Landcare||Central Tablelands||Cumnock East Cluster Exclusion Fencing Project|
For more information about this program contact Charlie Lucas, Senior Projects and Programs Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org