Queensland Feral Pest Initiative Program - Reducing the economic and environmental impacts of high priority weeds in the Cape York region

About

The Queensland Feral Pest Initiative is to support weed and pest animal management projects.

The Queensland Feral Pest Initiative has received funding through the Queensland Government to support the growth of a productive and prosperous food and fibre sector in Queensland, Queensland Government’s Rural Assistance Package and the Australian Government Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, the Australian Government's plan for stronger farmers and a stronger economy.

Reducing the Economic and Environmental Impacts of High Priority Weeds in the Cape York Region will address priority weed management in areas where weeds are having significant economic and/or environmental impact. The project will roll out across the south-east of Cape York in Hopevale, Wujal Wujal and Cook local government regions.

It delivers priority feral pest and weed management activities as detailed in the (DRAFT) Cape York Peninsula Regional Biosecurity Strategy 2016-2021, and will be guided by a project steering committee.

Project deliverables:

Property Weed Management- Working with landholders to map declared and other invasive weed species and develop a property management plan and implement best practice processes.

Accredited Training- Agricultural Chemical Distribution Control (ACDC) training to certificate level for landholders and land managers and provide them with on-going on ground technical support and mentoring.

Pond Apple Control - Resourcing to extend the surveying, removal and impact reduction of Pond Apple from swampy areas and wetlands in priority locations between Wujal Wujal and Hopevale (south eastern coastal areas of Cape York). 

This project will deliver priority feral pest and weed management activities with Cape York Weeds and Feral Animals Inc will coordinating delivery of this project.