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New regional strategy to manage invasive species in Victorian Mallee

Community members and government agencies have joined forces to manage invasive plants and animals across the Victorian Mallee region.

New regional strategy to manage invasive species in Victorian Mallee

The Mallee Invasive Plants and Animals Management Strategy is now available.

The Mallee Invasive Plants and Animals Management Strategy comes as a regional response to the threats invasive plants and animals (IPAs) pose to environmental, economic and social values on both private and public land.

The development of the strategy was led by the Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) and involved input from the Mallee CMA Board and community committees; the Department of Primary Industries (DPI); Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE); Parks Victoria; and Mallee Regional Landcare.

The regional strategy was funded by the Victorian Government and will provide the basis for investment in managing the threats from IPAs across the Mallee region over the next five years.

Mallee CMA chairperson Sharyon Peart said the new strategy will provide the basis for effective and efficient management of invasive species at a regional level.

“Input from our regional partners was at the forefront in developing this strategy,” she said.

“From local landholders to committee members and staff, this strategy shows working partnerships between government, industry and community are vital to managing invasive species throughout the entire region.

“Managing invasive species is a high priority in the Mallee and this strategy will see everyone across the region working together from the same plan to minimise their impact.”

The strategy prioritises regional asset areas and delegates appropriate actions to control and protect against IPAs.

Of the 21 natural assets listed in the IPA strategy, high priority areas include the Hattah-Kulkyne Lakes system and National Park; Murray Sunset National Park dunefields, North West savannah woodlands and the Southern Buloke woodland community.

To view a copy of the Mallee Invasive Plants and Animals Management Strategy, click here

 

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