Biosecurity Act 2015 – development of supporting regulation

NSW-biosecurity-strategy-310The new Biosecurity Act 2015 provides an exciting opportunity to better manage biosecurity risks that impact on our economy, environment and community.

The regulations, instruments, policies and procedures that will underpin the Biosecurity Act 2015 are currently being developed and NSW DPI are keen to hear from community, industry and partners on how best to achieve a regulatory framework that is responsive to biosecurity risks, business, ...

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Water Hyacinth found in Deniliquin

On the 14th of December 2015, Water Hyacinth was located at a property in Deniliquin by Central Murray County Council Inspector Jarrod Guy.

Water Hyacinth is a declared Class 1, State Prohibited Weed

Water hyacinth is one of the world’s worst aquatic weeds. It infests rivers, dams, lakes and irrigation channels on every continent except Antarctica. It devastates aquatic environments and costs billions of dollars every year in control costs and economic losses. Water hyacinth is native to the Amazon basin in ...

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Hawkweed – Remote Helicopter Insertion Surveys

NPWS are seeking your assistance with the State Hawkweed Eradication Program in Kosciuszko National Park.

NPWS will be undertaking remote ground surveys in December. To access these areas, teams are dropped into the areas via a helicopter. There are two events planned that you are welcome to assist with; one for orange hawkweed (http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/pestsweeds/OrangeHawkweed.htm) and one for mouse-ear hawkweed (http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/pestsweeds/MouseEarHawkweed.htm).
Remote Surveys for ORANGE Hawkweed – Tooma Dam

This will be 2 days of survey across the Jagungal ...

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Travelling Stock Reserves Draft State Planning Framework 2016-19

tsrTravelling Stock Reserves (TSRs) are parcels of Crown land reserved under legislation for use by traveling stock. Local Land Services manages more than 500,000ha of TSRs in NSW. Local Land Services has developed the first draft statewide planning framework for TSRs to support the future management of this land.

Public comments on the NSW TSR State Planning Framework are welcome until Tuesday 3 November ...

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Water Lettuce seized in Wagga Wagga

Last week Wagga Wagga City Council (WWCC) Weeds Officers, Matthew McGrath and Chris Holman were notified by a concerned member of the public that Water Lettuce (Pistia stratiotes) was advertised for sale on two local Facebook pages.

The officers attended the sellers address and explained that Water Lettuce was a Class 1 State Prohibited weed and banned from sale.  The plant material was seized by the WWCC officers from the cooperative resident. The Water lettuce had been given to the individual ...

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Parthenium weed FOUND east of Wyalong (Riverina)

A single Parthenium weed plant has been detected in Bland Shire by a vigilant local farmer.  The farmer reported it immediately to Council upon discovery.  The flowering (seeding) plant has been removed and the site burnt.

It was found east of Wyalong on the Quandialla rd, some 30-35kms from a known high risk pathway (Newell highway).

Further information on Parthenium weed can be found at  http://weeds.dpi.nsw.gov.au/Weeds/Details/165

Great work to the team at Bland Shire for their rapid response and ongoing surveillance ...

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Hawkweed detector dogs

Eradication is the most cost-effective and efficient way to manage new weed incursions. But often finding the ‘very last weed’ is difficult, especially for ‘hard-to-find’ weeds like orange hawkweed. Detector dogs can increase the ability to find even the smallest fragment of a target plant, making them a potentially powerful tool to help eradicate weeds. Orange hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum) is a Class 1 Noxious Weed that has the potential to become a serious environmental and agricultural weed across SE Australia. ...

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Display Trailer Bookings

Just a reminder that the display trailer is available for booking.

Bookings only will be taken by the RNWPO office.  All other decisions, correspondence or negotiation is to be between the two parties (ie who currently has the trailer and who wants the trailer!).  The RNWPO office will not enter into these negations further than the original booking.

Once a booking has been received, the calendar will be updated and re-published with an updated date attached.
If there are any questions or ...

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