FUNDING TO HELP COMBAT WEEDS ACROSS THE NORTHERN TABLELANDS

Thursday, 6 October 2016

LOCAL State MP Adam Marshall today announced that the Northern Tablelands Local Land Services will receive $520,653 to tackle invasive weeds across the region, as part of the NSW Government’s $10 million Weed Action Program.

Mr Marshall said the funding would ensure consistent and co-ordinated regional weed control planning and delivery, especially after such a wet winter.

“Weeds often thrive after soaking rains and are a thorn in the side of our farmers,” Mr Marshall said.

“Weeds have devastating impacts on the environment and agricultural productivity.

“This funding will help manage the challenges we face from weeds such as serrated tussock, Chilean needle grass, Parthenium, Hudson’s Pear and Tropical Soda Apple.

“This will be done primarily through surveillance, engagement and compliance by Local Lands Services officers.”

The NSW Weeds Action Program is a key initiative under the NSW Invasive Species Plan.

An additional $1.5 million has been allocated to target state-wide problem weeds.

For more information download the NSW WeedWise App.

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