The Authority recently adopted a Targeted Invasive Plant Eradication Policy.
This policy contains provision for assistance to be offered to landholders to achieve a localised eradication of specified invasive plants in areas identified by the Authority.
The areas selected to conduct the initial round of the program include Sandy Creek, Muswellbrook; Carrowbrook, Singleton; Merriwa River, Merriwa and Pages River, urban Murrurundi. Invasive plants include African Boxthorn, Honey Locust, Green Cestrum and African Olive.
Properties meeting the project criteria must be prepared to enter into an agreement with the Authority to undertake follow-up control for at least 5 years after the initial control program.
For further details on the selection criteria and assistance that is being offered contact the Authority’s Works Coordinator on 02 65493802.