The Central West Regional Pest Management Group (CWRPMG) has evolved from the Central West Qld local government’s decision, through the facilitation of the Remote Area and Planning Development Board, to collaborate on all pest animal and plant management activities in conjunction with other external stakeholders.
Local government has compliance responsibilities for pest management and in the Central West, local government is a large financial contributor to addressing pest animal and plant control.
Local government also makes a significant annual contribution to the Land Protection Fund (Fund), which makes a range of investments across the state.
The CWRPMG provides strategic oversight and advice to the State and the LGAQ for the regionally relevant range of investments made under the On-ground and Research Component (ORC) of the Fund.
The CWRPMG is based on existing RAPAD, CWQ local government and stakeholder relationships taking into consideration the economic, social, environmental and geographic characteristics of the region, which serves to influence the planning control and management of animal and plant pests.
Cr Jenni Gray Represents RAPAD on the QDAF War on Western Weeds project committee. View the latest report here