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    Lamb

    Eastern Wheatbelt Biosecurity Group

    Community Control of Community Pests

    Working with landholders and our partners to control pests on the land
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  • Wheat

    Wheat

    Eastern Wheatbelt Biosecurity Group

    Community Control of Community Pests

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    dogs vs sheep

    Eastern Wheatbelt Biosecurity Group

    Community Control of Community Pests

    Working with landholders and our partners to control pests on the land
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  • Rams

    Rams

    Eastern Wheatbelt Biosecurity Group

    Community Control of Community Pests

    Working with landholders and our partners to control pests on the land
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  • Harvester

    Harvester

    Eastern Wheatbelt Biosecurity Group

    Community Control of Community Pests

    Working with landholders and our partners to control pests on the land
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    Paddock

    Eastern Wheatbelt Biosecurity Group

    Community Control of Community Pests

    Working with landholders and our partners to control pests on the land
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  • Declared Pest Rate (DPR)

    The group would like to thank the landholders for their support and feedback on the DPR. Several suggestions were made on the method in which the rate should be calculated. This feedback has been considered by the Committee of Management and to make it as fair as possible the group have considered further alternative options to calculate the DPR. As the Minister has now prescribed a flat rate, this is an option for calculating the DPR. In 2017/18, the declared pest rate will be calculated based on the size of the Value Entity Number with a flat rate based on different hectare ranges.
  • Royalties for Regions

    The EWBG has also been successful in securing Royalty for Regions funding through the WA Wild Dog Action Plan. This funding of $93,750 per annum, for the next three years, will be used for wild dog control operations within the EWBG prescribed area. This funding will allow for a decrease in the total amount collected from the Declared Pest Rate from landholders over this period. The group hope in future years there will be more funding opportunities to reduce the financial cost of controlling declared pests for landholders in the eastern wheatbelt.
  • WA Wild Dog Alliance Group

    Jim Sullivan (Committee Member - EWBG) has been selected to be the agricultural representative member on the group. The WA Wild Dog Alliance Group has met for the first time in February. The Alliance was set up to ensure a coordinated and cost effective approach to wild dog management across the State with the aim being to reverse the increasing incidence of wild dog attacks on livestock. Key projects include the 660km ‘Esperance extension’ of the State Barrier Fence (once environmental approval is obtained), the repair and replacement of 320km of the existing State Barrier Fence, and the support of wild dog management activities on crown lands. Funds have also been provided to assist Recognised Biosecurity Groups in their wild dog control activities.
  • Dogging Data: January, February and March

    Baits Laid: 5600

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