Bellingen Shire residents encouraged to register to help manage pests

Photo courtesy of Local Land Services
Photo courtesy of Local Land Services

Invasive pests across 12 local government areas, including Bellingen, will be targeted in a range of programs that will also support local economies.

Specifically, North Coast Local Land Service is looking for organisations or individuals who have the necessary skills and credentials to take part in invasive pest management, including trapping and shooting on private and crown lands within their local area.

North Coast Local Land Services will implement these programs in areas affected by the recent bushfires and in adjacent lands up to 50km from fire scars.

The program will include feral pig, wild dog, feral cat and wild deer control projects as outlined in the Regional Strategic Pest Animal Management Plan for the North Coast.

Team Leader Invasive Species Dean Chamberlain said the wild dog and wild deer control programs would involve local contractors managing these pests by trapping and shooting respectively.

Feral pigs will be managed using a new control toxin, Hoggone.

North Coast Local Land Services will provide all materials required and the necessary training in baiting techniques for some pest species.

To participate in this EOI you are required to be registered. To register as a 'new user' on the NSW Government Procurement Online portal follow this link: https://www.tenders.nsw.gov.au/?event=public.registereduser.new

Once registered, in order to find this EOI follow this link: https://tenders.nsw.gov.au/?event=public.rft.show&RFTUUID=6258D29E-A1CA-3EACE630A251B6A647F7 or enter the portal following your registration and type in the exact EOI name - North Coast Local Land Services - Pest Animal Control.

For further information on pest management control activities, contact Dean Chamberlain, 0427 458 590 or for tender document and information contact Business Development Team 0448 181 919.

Funded by NSW Government's Bushfire Recovery Stimulus package, activities will focus on Bellingen, as well as Ballina, Byron Bay, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Kyogle, Lismore, Kempsey, Nambucca, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Richmond Valley and Tweed.

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