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Updated 26 November 2018 4:04pm

Help protect our region from pests - tell us what you think about our new plan

From treating invasive plants to setting stoat traps in Queen Elizabeth Park, we want a regional focus to pest control in the future.

That’s where our proposed Regional Pest Management Plan 2019 – 2039 comes in. 

We want your views on the proposed plan

By understanding your priorities, we can develop a final Regional Pest Management Plan for guiding our pest management activities.

You can submit on the proposed plan from 30 June – 27 July 2018. Tell us what you think.

To help understand the process we've also developed this factsheet and timeframe for you.

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