A new $29.1 million investment is backing the Australian Government’s long-standing commitment to supporting farmers and land managers in managing established pest animals and weeds.
The funding is a part of the Australian Government’s broader biosecurity support package with over $400 million announced in this year’s Budget.
Millions of native species die each year because of pest animals and weeds and this budget measure aims to fund practical on ground collaboration with local Natural Resource Management groups.
Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, David Littleproud said “Pest animals and weeds not only reduce agricultural productivity, they also damage natural resources.”
He says “The investment complements the significant reforms that have been committed to the biosecurity system, to ensure it is modern, efficient and keeps Australia safe from pests and diseases that would harm our agricultural industry.” Said Minister Littleproud.