Esperance Barrier Fence: Protecting Livelihoods
The proposed extension of the State Barrier Fence around the Esperance shire is an effective, long-term solution to the wild dog and emu problem in the region. Find out more about the proposed fence extension by clicking here
The NMDSG Committee called a Special General Meeting on the 18th March 2016 to decide upon the future direction of the group.
Due to the change of government focus, shifting from a government led approach to a community led approach in the control of pest animals and plants, funding that NMDSG was previously able to secure is now anavailable.
After much research, consultation and consideration the NMDSG Committee presented a motion to the members for the Northern Mallee Declared Species Group Inc. to move from a Declared Species Group to become a Recognised Biosecurity Group. This motion was accepted at the Special General Meeting and the NMDSG Committee are currently working through the steps needed to make this transition.
The NMDSG has been successful to secure funding to help with this transition process. Funding for Biosecurity Groups - this project is supported by Transforming Regional Biosecurity Response which is part of the Boosting Biosecurity Defences project, led by Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia and made possible by Royalties for Regions.