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First meeting for Murray weeds committee

The new regional weeds committee set up by Murray Local Land Services to tackle weed management across the region will meet for the first time today (3 December) in Corowa.

The committee, made up of local control authorities, landholders and community members, is part of a statewide initiative by Local Land Services to develop innovative and effective weed management strategies.

The formation of regional weeds committees had emerged from a comprehensive weeds review by the Natural Resources Commission in 2014.

The review found significant differences in the effectiveness of weed management across NSW, and led to the NSW Weed Reforms.

Manager Biosecurity and Emergency Services, Geoff Corboy, said the responsibilities of Murray Local Land Services were defined under the review.

"As a result we are required to deliver regional strategic weed management plans, facilitate and coordinate regional strategic weed planning and assist with education and community outreach programs," he said.

"It's important to remember that we will not take on or replace the role of local government of local control authorities in weed management," he said.