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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.

Successful Projects:

Organisation NameLLS RegionProject Name
Riverina LLSRiverinaFeral pig management across of the Lowbidgee & Lachlan River
Northern Tablelands LLSNorthern TablelandsTropical Soda Apple containment & eradication Upper Macleay Valley NSW
Riverina LLSRiverinaRankins Springs And Naradhan Pest Animal Management Area
Riverina LLSRiverinaCarrathool Follow-up Rabbit Control and Harbor Destruction
South East LLSSouth EastGrosses Plains, Mowamba and Ingebyra Feral Deer Control Initiative
Goonoo Pest Animal Group (GPAG)Central WestBoomley Exclusion Dog Fence
Western LLSWesternTowards Large Feral Herbivore Containment in Western NSW
Murray LLSMurrayMurray Local Land Services pest animal monitoring program
Hunter LLSHunterDefeating weeds after drought
Dapper Wild Dog GroupCentral WestDapper Wild Dog Group Exclusion Fencing Project
Central Murray County CouncilMurrayWandook Boxthorns & Rabbit Control Program
Central Murray County CouncilMurrayWanganella Boxthorns & Pest Control Program
Murray LLSMurrayEastern Murray Wild Dog Exclusion Fencing Program Extension
Little River LandcareCentral TablelandsCumnock East Cluster Exclusion Fencing Project

For more information about this program contact Charlie Lucas, Senior Projects and Programs Officer, charlie.lucas@lls.nsw.gov.au