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Council calls for public comment on biosecurity plan

SOMERSET Regional Council is calling for public comment on its draft Biosecurity Plan – Invasive Plants and Animals 2019-2024.

Published: 18th December 2019

SOMERSET Regional Council is calling for public comment on its draft Biosecurity Plan – Invasive Plants and Animals 2019-2024.

Mayor Graeme Lehmann said the draft plan provided Somerset residents with a modern, risk-based approach for managing pest plants and animals.

“It has been developed in consultation with key stakeholders who share a passion to protect Somerset’s natural environment, agricultural production and social amenity,” Cr Lehmann said.

“The plan lists 35 strategic actions, aligns with the Queensland Invasive Plants and Animals Strategy 2019-2024 and has been designed to ensure resources are targeted towards the management of invasive plants and animals that pose the greatest biosecurity risks to the Somerset region.

“Council is inviting community comment on the draft plan before the final version is adopted, replacing the previous Pest Management Plan.”

The draft plan is available at somerset.qld.gov.au/your-council/have-your-say.

Public comment closes at 5pm on Friday, 29 January 2020.

For more information phone council on 5424 4000.

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