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Local Weed Forum for Murrindindi.

Wednesday 2 June, 2004
A Community Forum to focus on local weeds management issues will be held at the Molesworth Hotel on June 16th.

A Community Forum to focus on local weeds management issues will be held at the Molesworth Hotel on June 16th.

Representatives from the Department of Primary Industry (DPI) and the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) have convened the Forum to outline and explain the strategic approach being taken to weed management in the Murrindindi Shire.

Chris Doyle, Chairman of the CMA’s Upper Goulburn Implementation Committee said, “Weeds are a serious threat to the local and regional economy and the environment and a cooperative, systematic approach is needed.”

At the Forum DPI representatives will outline the Weed Action Plan and present draft priority weeds maps that are used to direct the resources available for extension, incentives and enforcement.

The Goulburn Broken Weed Action Plan was developed several years ago to provide a strategic framework for tackling pest plants in the region and to prioritise actions and focus available resources to minimise the impact weeds have on our communities.

“With the community having a greater understanding and knowledge of the Weeds Action Plan, the basis we use to set our priorities for allocating resources, and understanding of the level of the resources available, we feel better placed to work together to control the spread of weeds”, he added.

The CMA and Shire of Murrindindi are working in partnership to explore ways that integrate their programs and engage their community. .

Landholders in the Shire are invited to attend the forum which will be held at the Molesworth Hotel, Goulburn Valley Highway, Molesworth from10.30am — 2pm on Wednesday June 16th. Lunch will be provided.

For further information about the Forum or to register your attendance please contact Chris Burnett on 5797 2001.