1. Do you support the six desired outcomes in the plan and do you think there should be any other desired outcomes?

by Community Engagement Officer 1, about 3 years ago
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The six desired outcomes in the plan are:

  • Informed and active City committed to pest management
  • Stakeholders are committed to and undertake coordinated management of weeds and pest animals.
  • Planning and management of pest species is coordinated with regional, local, State and Commonwealth plans
  • Methodologies and practices improve natural resource management outcomes
  • Introduction, spread and establishment of pests is prevented in the City
  • Pest management is innovative, adaptive, drives research and contributes to improved and effective pest management throughout the City
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  • RobertLa over 7 years ago
    They seem pretty comprehensive to me. I hope Officers will not be bogged down by paperwork.
    Rob
  • GeorgeSt about 7 years ago
    Ownership of a problem? Everybody's problem is nobody's problem. When I was a farmer probably every day I removed noxious weeds from my property, not just because I could be fined for having them there, but because it was in my interest and my stock'sinterest not to have them there. I kept myself informed on what were noxious weeks. Fast forward to a few weeks ago when I took a vet student for a walk along Smith Street motorway to collect posionous weeds for a project she was doing. I knew from experience the source of noxious weeds is always public roads and national parks. What to do? Maybe:
    -fine people who have declared weeds on their property
    -take classes of kids on field trips to identify and collect them
    -ask the average council worker to identify them and he will just look at you (mind you he would not be as rude to you a he is when you suggest to him that he should wear protection when operating a pump at about 120 decibels or that he should wear steel capped boots when operating mowing equipment)
    -the answer is not to wait until a weed gets out of hand then employ an expensive spray program (again by a council worker witout a mask as I saw the other day).
    Again, with ferral animals I took matters into my own hands as all farmers do, I don't know what you do as suburbanites. Toads and mynah birds are beyond us but they do eat the grasshoppers in my bromeliads. I have a gun licence but I am not going to shoot the ferral cat in my suburb.
  • DGW Environmental about 7 years ago
    The desired outcomes meet best practice integrated pest management. The Council needs to know what they are committing to and how to identify the pests in their jurisdiction, adjacent landusers also need to know what Council priorities are to ensure the same strategic goals are met, all parties need to undertake treatment in a co-ordinated and cost effective way, implementing best practice will reduce costs over time, focusing on prevention and containment are realistic targets for many pests, and we need to measure effectiveness to ensure we capture what works and what needs to be improved.