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Hunter Regional Pest Animal Committee

One of the key actions from the NSW Government's response to the Natural Resource Commission's review of pest animal management was the implementation of 11 regional pest animal committees and 11 regional pest animal management plans.

The Hunter Regional Pest Animal Committee is tasked with encouraging cross tenure pest animal management, developing local pest animal management plans, consulting with stakeholders and advising the State Pest Animal Committee.

The committee has 10 members selected by relevance of their sector to pest animal management and is supported by working groups on specific issues.

A regional approach to pest animal management will ensure that pest animal management tools, actions, and investments meets the needs and impacts experienced in each region.

The Hunter Regional Strategic Pest Animal Management Plan was approved on 1 July 2018. The committee would like to thank the stakeholders and community members who participated in the development of the plan and took the time to make a submission during the public exhibition. The attached summary report outlines the outcomes of the consultation on the plan.

To read the Hunter Regional Strategic Pest Animal Management Plan and see how you can participate in priority Pest Animal Management in the Hunter Region.

Please download the plan here.

Consultation Report

Terms of Reference

Communiques

Membership

OrganisationNamePhoneEmailMembership
National Parks & Wildlife ServiceRachel-Ann Wilcher0419471616rachelann.wilcher@environment.nsw.gov.auNominee
National Parks & Wildlife ServiceTravis Roberts0407067515travis.roberts@environment.nsw.gov.auAlternate
Forestry Corporation of NSWPeter Tarjanyi0427909016peter.tarjanyi@fcnsw.com.auNominee
Forestry Corporation of NSWKarel Zejbrlik0427484919karel.zejbrlik@fcnsw.com.auAlternate
Councils - Local Control AuthoritiesMat Bell - MidCoast65917243Mathew.Bell@MidCoast.nsw.gov.auNominee
Councils - Local Control AuthoritiesPeter Goonan - MidCoast65917306peter.goonan@midcoast.nsw.gov.auAlternate
Hunter Valley combined Wild Dog AssociationCraig Murphy0427837855camrural@outlook.comNominee
Hunter Valley combined Wild Dog AssociationRob Scott0414397033rob@farmeasy.com.auSecretary
Land Manager Representative
Upper Hunter
Peter Campbell0428485126pw_campbell@bigpond.comNominee Sheep/wool
Land Manager Representative
Lower Hunter
Peter Lawrence49315257combwell@yahoo.com.auNominee Beef
Mining IndustryDamien Ryba0419329930Damein.Ryba@glencore.com.auNominee
Mining IndustryJessica Blair0428886150Jessica.Blair@coalandallied.comAlternate
DPI- Regional RepresentativeTroy Crittle0427007515troy.crittle@dpi.nsw.gov.auNominee
DPI- Regional RepresentativeQuentin Hart0428763153quentin.hart@dpi.nsw.gov.auAlternate
Invasive Species CouncilThomas Newsome0476042069thomas.newsome@sydney.edu.auNo Alternate
Local Land Services ChairArt Brown0400136544artbrown658@gmail.comChair