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.
Landholders that have concerns with declared weeds and feral animals in their community can form Recognised Biosecurity Groups (RBGs) under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 (BAM Act). These groups are funded through a Declared Pest Rate that is matched each year by the State Government, to double the funds available for use.
RBGs are community based groups formally recognised under the BAM Act. Each RBG operates within a prescribed area. As of March 2020, there are 14 RBGs established within Western Australia, with their combined operational areas covering most of the State.
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