In Queensland, pest animals and weeds have very significant environmental and social impacts. Their estimated cost to the agricultural industry of more than $500 million each year is nearly four times that of salinity. Under the new Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management)Act 2002, local governments in Queensland are required to develop pest management plans for their areas in consultation with landholders, and manage their own pest budgets. This fact sheet gives a brief overview of Queenslands pest management strategy.
|Author||Land Protection (Invasive Plants and Animals)|