Report 18

Managing the Impact of Plant and Animal Pests: A State-wide Challenge

Recommendations

DAFWA should:

  • ensure that an effective framework for the collaborative management of pests across the state is established; and that key roles of government agencies are defined – by 30 June 2014
  • develop a state-wide plan for the management of all declared pests – by 30 June 2014
  • ensure that information on the spread, abundance and impact of high priority pests is accurate, current and complete
  • approve its draft policies and criteria to declare pests; and establish a transparent process that is visible to external stakeholders – by 30 June 2014
  • establish a program under which the threat posed by potential and declared pests is subject to periodic documented review – by 30 June 2014
  • develop effective prioritisation processes that ensure its operational resources are directed to combating the highest threats – by 30 June 2014
  • develop an effective monitoring and evaluation regime to determine whether planned operational outcomes are being achieved – by 31 December 2014
  • where appropriate, make greater use of enforcement mechanisms under the BAM Act to ensure landholders meet their responsibilities to control pests on their land.
Page last updated: December 12, 2013

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