Funds to hit pests
The Federal Government will provide an extra $500,000 to help control pest animals and weeds in drought-affected areas.
Member for Durack Melissa Price said tackling pests was important during drought, where weeds dominated pasture areas and food scarcity resulted in livestock losses at the hands of wild dogs.
“Each year pest animals and weeds cost our farmers around $4 billion in livestock losses, disease controls, and weed management costs — ruining our environment and impacting agricultural productivity and the value of rural properties,” she said.
“This funding will deliver regionally based and managed pest and weed management projects to help farmers control weeds and pests moving on to their already drought-affected properties.”
Ms Price said the Federal Government would work with the State Government to identify projects where funding was needed most.