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Community Call for Noxious Weed Listings

Monday 22 May, 2006
Residents of the Goulburn Broken region are being invited to nominate weeds they believe pose a threat to the catchment for inclusion on the revised Noxious Weeds List. 

Residents of the Goulburn Broken region are being invited to nominate weeds they believe pose a threat to the catchment for inclusion on the revised Noxious Weeds List. 

The Victorian Noxious Weeds List is undergoing its first review since introduction of the Catchment and Land Protection Act in 1994. The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GBCMA) has a responsibility to recommend species for declaration as a noxious weed and is seeking public input.

Any community members and stakeholders concerned by a weed that is not already declared noxious and that may pose a significant economic, environmental or social risk to the region, are encouraged to complete a Noxious Weeds Nomination Form.

In completing a nomination form applicants need to detail the species type, location and impacts of the weed species being submitted. This information will then be used by the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) to assess, compare and rank all the weeds suggested.

"This is an excellent opportunity for the community to contribute to the Noxious Weeds List for the Goulburn Broken region", said GBCMA Community Programs Manager, Katie Brown.

She said it was, however, important to note that nomination did not guarantee immediate inclusion on the updated Noxious Weeds List.

After the DSE Weeds Assessment is complete a regional reference group will make final consideration of all the weeds nominated, and provide recommendations to the GBCMA for particular weeds to be considered for noxious declaration in the region.

Nominations close 5pm, Friday 30th June and must be sent to Goulburn Broken CMA Shop 5/10 High St, Yea 3717.

To request an information pack, including nomination forms and a list of existing declared noxious weeds, contact Katie Brown at the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority. Tel: (03) 5736 0103 or visit the website: www.gbcma.vic.gov.au.

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For more information telephone Katie Brown or Lisa McKenzie 58 212 651 0427 212 651