The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development manages pests in Western Australia through policy development, risk assessment, research and development, provision of technical advice and information, implementation of regulation, emergency response, property inspections, industry liaison, and the planning and coordination of significant species control/eradication programs.
DPIRD also provides funding to Recognised Biosecurity Groups (RBGs) (community-based independent associations) to bring together and support landholders to undertake action to manage declared pest animals and plants that are widespread and established. As of August 2021, there are 14 RBGs in Western Australia, with their combined operational areas covering most of the State. RBG activities include building awareness, delivering training and information, hiring out equipment, and providing materials needed for pest management. Some RBGs also carry out on-ground control activities to complement landholders’ efforts. To find out more about RBGs go to: https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/bam/learn-more-about-your-rbg
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