LDC supports feral pig baiting program

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 2019-2020 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.

Aerial control activities co-funded by NQ Dry Tropics on behalf of the Regional Pest Management Group (RPMG), will focus on ‘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.

Whitsunday Regional Council’s Bren Fuller with a large feral pig.

Regional Pest Management Group

Pest plants and animals threaten our region’s economic, social and environmental sustainability.

As a leading member of the Burdekin Dry Tropics Regional Pest Management Group (RPMG), NQ Dry Tropics works alongside partners including Biosecurity Queensland, Queensland Department of National Parks, local government, industry and landcare groups to determine the region’s priority pest plants and animals, and how best to manage them.  

The RPMG has developed four long-term management plans for feral pigs, feral chital deer, siam weed and prickly acacia.

These plans target investment on high-value environmental, agricultural and culturally important areas.

NQ Dry Tropics is also an active member of the Sagittaria Working Group, an initiative of the RPMG, which promotes awareness of Sagittaria platyphylla among community members at regular events.

*Whitsunday Regional Council is a Burdekin Dry Tropics Regional Pest Management Group partner.