Nullarbor and Yellabinna and Warna Manda Parks Draft Management Plans

HCP-Front-coverA management plan for the Nullarbor Parks was being developed by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR), in conjunction with the Nullarbor Parks Advisory Committee. Similarly, a management plan was being developed for the Yellabinna and Warna Manda Parks in conjunction with the Yumbarra Conservation Park Co-management Board. Both plans were developed using the Far West Coast Healthy Country Plan as a basis.
We commended this approach to plan development, where Far West Coast Aboriginal people's knowledge and aspirations are central. We commented that the implementation of these plans is critical and that establishing and supporting Indigenous ranger groups may be one way of facilitating implementation, where this aligns with the aspirations of Far West Coast Aboriginal people.

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Draft Eyre Peninsula Regional Roadside Vegetation Management Plan

eyre peninsula roadsideWe provided comment on the first regional roadside vegetation management plan that has been developed in SA, on the Eyre Peninsula. Once finalised, the plan will provide NVC approval for certain roadside clearance activities. We commented that the clearance envelope being sought is greater than dimensions specified in the NV Regulations (2017) and emphasized the importance of using all available information on the conservation significance of roadside vegetation in the proposed risk management program.

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Feedback on the feral deer and feral pig draft policies

Biosecurity SA sought feedback on a new policy to manage feral pigs and a revised policy on deer management. We view feral pig and feral and farmed deer management as important biosecurity and conservation management issues and we supported the Government's objectives and proposed policy changes. Our primary concern was how compliance with these policies will be monitored, and suggested that each policy be amended to include this information.

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