DAN TEHAN MP
MINISTER FOR TRADE, TOURISM & INVESTMENT
FEDERAL MEMBER FOR WANNON

TACKLING ESTABLISHED PESTS AND WEEDS IN WANNON

January 21, 2022

On-ground management of problematic pests and weeds, including in Wannon, will see a significant boost through an Australian Government investment of $20 million, matched dollar for dollar by state and territory governments, to maximise impact and deliver collaborative reduction and prevention activities across the country.

Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan and Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud said pest animals and weeds pose a significant threat to Australia’s primary production, environment, and biodiversity.

“Pests and weeds are a huge and growing problem for Australia’s agriculture and environment,” Minister Littleproud said.

“Projects will reduce the overall burden of pests and weeds through activities such as coordinated control, destruction and removal, including trapping, baiting and culling along with biological control release.”

Mr Tehan said a reduction of pest animals and weeds will lead to more productive and profitable industries and benefit native wildlife and the environment in Wannon.

“Projects will target nationally significant pest and weed species, such as feral deer, feral pigs, cats, foxes, rabbits, wild dogs and a range of invasive weeds across identified hot spots.

‘We welcome the commitment from the State Government to co-invest with us to address this significant issue in Wannon.

For more information see: https://www.awe.gov.au/biosecurity-trade/pests-diseases-weeds/pest-animals-and-weeds

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