|Title||REGIONAL PEST MANAGEMENT STRATEGY 2001 - 2021 PEST ANIMALS and PEST PLANTS OPERATIONAL PLAN 2001/02|
|Date published||1 May 2002|
|GWRC Publication No|
|Abstract||This Operational Plan has been prepared in accordance with Section 85 of the Biosecurity Act 1993. The Plan identifies and outlines the nature and scope of activities the Wellington Regional Council intends to undertake in the implementation of its Pest Management Strategy for the financial year 2001/02.
The Regional Pest Management Strategies (1996 – 2001) were prepared in accordance with the Biosecurity Act 1993 and were adopted by the Council in July 1996. A review of the Strategies commenced in mid-2000. This review culminated in the production of a Proposed RPMS for the period 2001 - 2021 in late 2001.
Following notification of the Council approved Proposed RPMS, an appeal to the Environment Court was received. Safari Club International had requested that all reference to feral deer be removed from the Strategy. Council, after considerable deliberation, assented to this request. The negotiation process caused considerable delay. Public notification of the Strategy has not been possible until the agreement between the Council and Safari Club International has been ratified by the Environment Court. This is yet to occur. It is anticipated that the new Strategy will become fully operative from May 2002.
Despite these delays, this Operational Plan effectively seeks to implement year one of the new Strategy. The proposed annual objectives aim to progress a number of pest management programmes initiated in the 1996 – 2001 Strategies.
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