Maranoa Regional Council Pest Management Plan 2012-2016 has been developed for the benefit of this community. The expertise of many local stakeholders (including local and state government agencies, industry groups, environmental representatives, community groups and individual landholders) has been drawn on in planning for the cooperative management of pests on all land within the shire boundaries.
The key objectives of the plan are to:
- Reduce the economic, environmental and social impacts of pests within the Maranoa Regional Council area.
- Improve the use of resources and expertise available for managing pests within the Council area.
- Prevent the establishment of new pests and minimize the spread of current pests.
- Improve the protection of environmentally significant areas.
This plan has been developed in accordance with the requirements of the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002 and will serve as a guide to all local land managers.