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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Water Hyacinth found in Albury – Report compiled by Jan Mitchell

While doing routine inspections around Albury’s residential houses I came across Water Hyacinth growing in tubs under a Lemon tree. The owner wasn’t home at the time and i could only see over the fence, and take some photos as it was in flower. I left a card in the letter box for the owner to contact me in regards to the Water Hyacinth. The owner contacted me and i asked some details as to where it came from and ...

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Weed killers: Council staff stop online sale of prohibited plant

Fast-thinking members of Wagga Wagga Council’s vegetation management team have stopped a possible outbreak of a class 1 state prohibited noxious weed in its tracks. Council staff were alerted to the sale of Frogbit on eBay and after making contact with the Wagga-based seller through the site, were able to seize and destroy the dangerous plant. Land Management Officer Jeremy Crocker said the South American plant may look harmless, but divides and multiplies as it slowly choked out life in ...

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Red Guide Post Project Wins State Weed Management Award

Paula Bosse & Neil Hibberson accepting the awardWe would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of our project partners!  We have won the State Weed Management Category at this year’s Local Government Excellence in the Environment Awards for our Red Guide Post Project.

Paula Bosse, Riverina’s Noxious Weeds Project Officer accepted the award on behalf of Greater Hume Shire Council (host agency), ERNWAG & WRNWAG (Project Manager) and all 33 partnering ...

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Finalist in the 2014 LG Excellence in the Environment Awards

We have some exciting news – the Red Guide Post project is a finalist in the 2014 LG Excellence in the Environment Awards in the Weed Management Category!!!!

Congratulations & a HUGE pat on the back to everyone involved in this innovative project!

Further details on the awards can be found at: http://www.lgnsw.org.au/events-training/local-government-environment-awards

Further details on the Red Guide Post project can be found here

Winners will be announced at the award ceremony being held in Sydney 2nd December 2014. Stay tuned….

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