February 11, 2019
Representatives from AgForce Queensland met recently with Regional Biosecurity Coordinator Josh Dyke to discuss industry input into the new Regional Biosecurity Strategy which is under development.
Mr Dyke was appointed in September last year by the Wide Bay Regional Organisation of Councils (WBBROC) following a successful joint funding application with the Burnett Mary Regional Group to the Department of Agriculture.
The two-year program aims to develop a co-ordinated approach to tackling invasive weeds and pest feral animals by the six councils that make up WBBROC, ie. South Burnett, Cherbourg, North Burnett, Gympie, Fraser Coast and Bundaberg.
AgForce representatives Sarah Due and Marie Vitelli met with Mr Dyke to discuss industry input into the regional strategy.
The strategy will focus on the highest priority weeds and pest animals across environmental and agricultural production land.
Priorities include threats from new incursions into the six council areas and strategic management of existing priority pests and weeds.
The councils will share surveillance mapping and work together to eradicate or contain any new incursions.