From 2018, the National Wild Dog Advisory Group (NWDAG) has overseen the Stage 3 project implementation of the National Wild Dog Action Plan and the National Wild Dog Management Coordinator project. This replaced the Implementation Steering Committee (ISC) which guided the nationally-agreed framework from 2014 to 2017. NWDAG has a strategic and risk-based approach to wild dog management that emphasises humane, safe and effective techniques that mitigate wild dog impacts at appropriate scales.
ISC membership included an independent Chair; representatives from the small and large production animal sectors; delegates from the Department of Agriculture and Invasive Pests and Animals Committee; and a research and development representative.
The oversight structure is supported by a Stakeholder Consultative Group (SCG) which provides stakeholders with a voice in the Plan’s implementation and the opportunity to participate in activities. The SCG enables stakeholders to engage in setting directions and priorities.
For Stages 1 and 2 of the NWDAP, an Action Plan Implementation Manager (APIM) had responsibility for leading most of the Plan’s actions. For Stage 3, this manager supports the National Wild Dog Management Coordinator’s role in implementing elements of the Plan.
Governance Structure – National Wild Dog Action Plan Coordination Committee 2017 onwards
STAGE 3 NATIONAL WILD DOG MANAGEMENT ADVISORY GROUP
STAGES 1&2 IMPLEMENTATION STEERING COMMITTEE:
- Chair: Duncan Fraser, Independent
- Industry Peak Representative (Small Animal): Jim McKenzie (Wool, Sheepmeat, Goats)
- Industry Peak Representative (Large Animal): Michael McCormack (Cattle)
- Invasive Pests and Animals Committee: John Robertson (All State and Territory Governments)
- Federal Government Representative: Matthew Koval (Department of Agriculture)
- RD&E Representative: Andreas Glanznig (Australian Wool Innovation, Meat & Livestock Australia, Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre)
STAGE 3 STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATIVE GROUP:
- The committee is in formation at present
The National Wild Dog Action Plan is an industry initiative endorsed by Government.