Britnell calls for urgent action on pests and weeds

Member for South West Coast Roma Britnell has today called for urgent government action to stem the explosion of noxious weeds and pest animals on Crown land throughout South West Victoria. 

“For 18 of the past 23 years Labor have been in government and in that time we have seen an outbreak of pest animals and noxious weeds on Crown land. Blackberry, boxthorn, ivy, serrated tussock, gorse, Patterson’s Curse: you name it, you’ll find it on Crown land” Ms Britnell said. 

“Colonies of rabbits and droves of wild pigs have made National Parks like the Cobboboonee their home and they are not only destroying our beautiful native environment but now also venturing onto adjoining farmland and ruining fertile pastures” Ms Britnell said. 

Ms Britnell has called on the Minister for Environment to explain what she is doing to manage and control noxious weeds and pest animals on Crown land. 

“Private landholders are doing their bit, but this Government has dropped the ball” Ms Britnell said. 

“I call on the Minister to immediately activate emergency measures to eradicate noxious weeds and pest animals from South West Victoria’s Crown land” Ms Britnell said.  

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