NSW public meeting: Proposed changes to weed management

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Volunteers remove bridal creeper from bushland at Handkerchief Beach, Narooma, NSW. Photo: Flickr-HankyHelper
Volunteers remove bridal creeper from bushland at Handkerchief Beach, Narooma, NSW. Photo: Flickr-HankyHelper

Meetings will be held during March 2014 in seven locations throughout NSW to hear about the Natural Resources Commission’s draft report on weed management.

Several weeks ago the commission released its draft report after being asked to review weed management by the NSW Minister for Primary Industries.

We are delighted that many of the key reforms we had been seeking have been embraced in the draft recommendations.

Please attend one of the public meetings being held by the NSW Natural Resources Commission during March 2014. Meetings will be held at Grafton, Armidale, Dubbo, Cowra, Sydney (Parramatta), Wagga Wagga and Nowra.

To learn about the draft report, see our submission guide. Submissions are due Sunday 6 April 2014.

Public meeting details

The Natural Resources Commission is holding seven public information meetings throughout NSW at the following locations:

  • Wed 19 March, Grafton
    South Grafton District Ex-Servicemen’s Club, 2 Wharf St at 9am to 12 noon
  • Thu 20 March, Armidale
    City Bowling Club, 92 Dumaresq St at 9am to 12 noon
  • Fri 21 March, Dubbo
    RSL Club Resort, Cnr Brisbane and Wingewarra Sts at 9am to 12 noon
  • Tue 25 March, Cowra
    Cowra Services Club, 101 Brisbane Street at 11 am to 2pm
  • Wed 26 March, Parramatta (Sydney)
    Rydges Parramatta, 116-118 James Ruse Drive at 1pm to 4pm
  • Thu 27 March, Wagga Wagga
    Wagga Wagga Commercial Club, 77 Gurwood St at 12 noon to 3pm
  • Fri 28 March, Nowra
    Nowra Golf Club, Fairway Drive North Nowra at 12 noon to 3pm

Please RSVP your attendance with the NRC at weeds.review@dpi.nsw.gov.au.

More info

  • Submission guide to the draft NRC review on weed management in NSW by the Invasive Species Council.
    Visit submission guide >>
  • NSW Natural Resources Commission. 2014. Draft report. Weeds – Time to Get Serious: Review of weed management in NSW.
    Visit website >>
  • Why we need a safe list to stop new weeds. Background information by the Invasive Species Council.
    Visit page >>
  • Invasive Species Council. 2010. Stopping NSW’s Creeping Peril. A Community Call for Action on Weeds.
    Get report >>

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