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Biosecurity

Updated 31 May 2019 10:27am

Greater Wellington Regional Pest Management Plan 2019-2039

Public submissions on the proposal have now closed.

On 14 May 2019 Council adopted the recommendations of the Hearing Panel.

The Plan is now available to download.

As of 29 May 2019, the public have been notified of the decision.

The Decision Report from the Hearing Panel can be downloaded here.

The Recommendation Report can be downloaded here

Submitters now have 15 working days to make an application to the Environment Court. Guidelines on this have been sent to each individual submitter.

The Plan will not become finalised until submitters have been given the opportunity to make an application, and matters are resolved.

Why do we need a new plan?

Protecting our amazing regional biodiversity, from backyards to bush reserves, and looking after our unique primary production is everyone’s business.

Our new Regional Pest Management Plan 2019 – 2039 builds on the legacy of looking after our environment. This plan will go a long way to guarantee we have a robust approach to pest management in the future.

Preserving our natural heritage and ensuring our economic future both depend on us caring for our natural resources, including rejuvenating damaged ecosystems.

Introduced plants and animals have already radically changed our environment and despite our best efforts, as a country we remain susceptible to such threats from new, invasive species.

What we've done in the past

Our main focus is on managing existing invasive species across our region.

Biosecurity work in the Wellington Region is guided by an annual operational plan.

To understand more about what we've done over the past two years see:

GWRC Regional Pest Management Strategy Operational Plan 2016-17

GWRC Regional Pest Management Strategy Operational Plan Report 2015-16 

Information and advice

Click on the links below to find out more about the work we’re doing now to control pests in our region, and for information and advice on how to do things yourself.

Pest plants

Pest animals

Bovine Tb

Mycoplasma Bovis

Public submissions on the proposal have now closed.

On 14 May 2019 Council adopted the recommendations of the Hearing Panel.

The Plan is now available to download here [LINK].

As of 29 May 2019, the public have been notified of the decision.

The Decision Report from the Hearing Panel can be downloaded here [LINK]

Submitters now have 15 working days to make an application to the Environment Court. Guidelines on this have been sent to each individual submitter.

The Plan will not become finalised until submitters have been given the opportunity to make an application, and matters are resolved.