State-wide review of pest animal management

Draft report

In March 2016, the Natural Resources Commission (the Commission) released the draft report on pest animal management review.

This draft report has been prepared in response to a Terms of Reference from the Premier, which asked the Commission to review the management of pest animals in NSW across all land tenures for economic, environmental and social benefits.

Consultation on draft report

The Commission invited public submissions and held a series of public meetings across the state to provide community and stakeholders further opportunity to comment on the draft report and draft recommendations.

In addition, the Commission received over 400 submissions on the draft report.

Submissions on draft report

The Commission received over 400 submissions out of which 27 are confidential.

The following link shows all non-confidential submissions.

ALL NON-CONFIDENTIAL SUBMISSIONS

Below are attachments to individual non-confidential submissions.

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Next steps

Feedback received on the draft report through submissions, public meetings and targeted consultation will assist the Commission in developing its final report.

Feedback or enquiries

If you wish to receive updates on this review or provide feedback or have an enquiry, please contact the Commission on (02) 9228 4844 or complete the feedback form.

About the review

The review will identify opportunities for improving arrangements for pest animal management in NSW.

In developing our advice, the Commission will:

  • investigate the quality of evidence and processes supporting prioritisation decisions
  • identify priority pest animal issues and emerging risks
  • consider examples of best practice and the barriers to more effective pest animal management
  • evaluate opportunities to better coordinate, redirect or grow investment and management across different tenures and pest species
  • identify priority research needs
  • investigate ways to promote community ownership in pest animal management
  • consider implementation and transitional issues.

The review considers introduced and freshwater vertebrate species. Native animals and animals in the marine environment are not included.

The Premier requested the Commission to establish an advisory committee, headed by the Commissioner Dr John Keniry. This Committee consists of representatives from the Department of Primary Industries, Local Land Services and the Office of Environment and Heritage. Mr Terry Korn PSM is an independent member on the Committee.

Background information

Pest animals create significant economic, social and environmental costs for NSW. The losses extend far beyond agriculture and pest management costs, to major social and emotional impacts on landholders and communities. /p>

Currently, pest animals are managed across different tenures by private and public land managers. There is a perception that the pest animal problem is getting worse despite efforts of landholders and governments, and that more coordinated approaches are needed.

Several pieces of legislation are relevant to pest animals and their management, including the Local Land Services Act 2013, the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995, the Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002, and the Biosecurity Act 2015.

Draft report fact sheets:

Submissions on issues paper

Submissions were received through the online submission form, email and post.

The following link contains a document that includes 148 submissions that were received through the online submission form and via email, post or fax. Once the ‘All Online Submissions’ document is open, click the Bookmarks symbol () for quick access to a specific submission. The Bookmarks symbol is located on the top right hand side of the webpage if you are using Chrome or left hand side of the page if you are using Internet Explorer.

All Online Submissions

The below submissions were received as an attachment to the online submission or separately through email or post.

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(Image of feral pigs: Brian Boyle, courtesy of NSW Department of Primary Industries)