LDC helps to combat feral pigs

THE LDC project will match landholders’ contributions towards the cost of the aerial control of feral pigs in the Whitsunday region.  For every landholder who pays the $200 contribution to the Whitsunday Regional Council’s 2018/19 annual feral animal program, LDC will match it.

Feral pigs contribute to soil erosion and weed spread, consume and foul molasses, lick blocks, pasture and watering points, spread disease and can reduce calving rates.

Whitsunday Regional Council has identified feral animal ‘hot spots’ in the region which coincide with wetland areas, deep water creek areas and regular food sources.

It is proposed that future aerial control activities focus on these ‘hot spot’ areas and fly over these groups of properties, or syndicates.

A syndicate may include up to 15 landholders in a Feral Animal Management Area.

Landholder contributions are tax deductible.  For more information about the aerial control of feral animals, please contact Whitsunday Regional Council.

Reef catchment councils work together to improve practices and support each other’s programs through the Reef Guardian Councils partnership with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and the Reef Urban Stormwater Management Group.

Local government investment for outcomes for the reef is acknowledged in the Reef 2050 Water Quality Improvement Plan.

The financial contribution fits in with the LDC project’s aims to tackle erosion and improve land management, productivity and water quality flowing into the Great Barrier Reef Lagoon.

For more information, contact the Whitsunday Regional Council on 1300 972 753.