• New Australian Government funding of $20 million to be matched by over $20 million in funding from states and territories.
  • Funding will reduce the impact of pests and weeds on agricultural production, our native wildlife and the environment, and the community.

On-ground management of problematic pests and weeds, including in Barker, 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 Barker Tony Pasin 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,” Mr Pasin 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.”

“A reduction of pest animals and weeds will lead to more productive and profitable industries and benefit native wildlife and the environment in Barker.”

“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.”

Successful projects are expected to be announced in March 2022.

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