We are pleased to have received 47 responses to our Survey from landholders within the Shire of Ravensthorpe, which will be reviewed and referred to in formulating our Operational Plan to manage declared species within the shire.
We thank you for your participation and we will soon publish our Operational Plan for 2022/2023.
Funds raised by the DPR and the government co-contribution will support the commercial, environmental and social values of the Shire of Ravensthorpe community through:
Improved animal welfare by preventing wild dog attacks on livestock and native animals;
Add to land values by improving the viability of current and new livestock enterprises;
Strengthen economic return when selling or leasing land suitable for the running of livestock;
Safety of locals and tourists walking, sightseeing and horse riding in bushland areas;
Reduce fox numbers by uptake of baits via wild dog baiting programs;
Impact on fox and rabbit numbers from coordination of annual shoot and release of RHDV1K5 rabbit virus;
Provision of equipment to trap pests impacting on urban areas;
Support endangered species conservation, (e.g. numbats and malleefowl); and
Prevent the establishment of wild dog populations within national parks, reserves and urban residential areas.
The rate for the 2022/23 financial year will remain unchanged from the 2021/22 year.