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Coordinated 1080 Baiting for wild dogs, foxes and feral pigs in November

Southern Downs Regional Council is undertaking a further round of coordinated 1080 baiting for the Southern Downs region in November.

Council provides the coordinated 1080 baiting program as a FREE service and encourages all landholders to participate in order to effectively control pests in the region.

Councillor for Agriculture, Environment and Sustainability Cameron Gow said that coordinated baiting, along with trapping and shooting, is the best method for reducing pest numbers.

“Wild dogs, foxes and feral pigs destroy our region’s natural environment and pose a threat to crops and livestock, with wild dogs estimated to cost the Queensland livestock industry $67 million annually,” Cr Gow said.

“The best way to control these pests is for all landholders to work together and take advantage of Council’s coordinated baiting program. More landholders participating in the program helps close any gaps where these pests might thrive and multiply.”

Council’s coordinated 1080 baiting program will take place on the following dates and locations:

Wednesday 14 November 2018

·         8:00am—Goomburra Hall (Inverramsay Rd, Goomburra)

·         10:00am—Maryvale, Cunningham Highway (next to Maryvale—Gladfield Rural Fire Shed)

·         11:30am—Freestone, Jack Smith Gully Road (windmill on Water Reserve)

·         1:00pm—Upper Swanfels,  Bill Mosely’s gate (‘Mooroolin’, Top Swanfels Rd)

·         3:00pm—Junabee Memorial Hall (Roona Rd)

Thursday 15 November 2018

·         8:00am—Willowvale/Bony Mountain (corner Wheatvale and Lawler Roads); Goldfields (Corner Goldfields and Inverary Rd)

·         10:00am—Greymare Hall, Greymare; Pikedale (Corner Springdale Rd and Pikedale Ln)

·         12:00pm—Karara, Fearby’s Gate (Opposite ‘Beress’ Grid)

·         2:00pm—Leyburn, Stonehenge Rd (Side track near Toowoomba-Karara Rd)

Friday 16 November 2018

·         7:00am—Braeside (Coochie Rd turnoff, New England Hwy)

·         8:00am—Eukey (RFS shed)

·         9:00am—Dalveen (Old Stanthorpe Rd, near ‘Brooklands’); Wallangarra (Saxby-Reid Rd)

·         11:00am—Mingoola (Glenlyon Dam Rd, past caravan park entrance)

·         12:00pm—Risdon/Murray Bridge (Cnr of Derreen and Wildash School Rds)

·         2:00pm—Killarney (602, Spring Creek Rd, The Falls)

Council would like to remind landholders that they must take reasonable steps to control pests that are humane and comply with firearms and poisons legislation.

Landholders participating in Council’s coordinated 1080 baiting program must notify neighbours 72 hours in advance of baiting, supply their own baiting material and provide recent rates notices for the land they plan to bait.

All landholders participating in the coordinated 1080 baiting program must comply with the conditions set out in ‘Toxin 1080’, a guide to safe and responsible use of sodium fluoroacetate in Queensland.

Landholders can find the ‘Toxin 1080’ guide and appropriate forms from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website on www.daf.qld.gov.au.

For more information on Council’s coordinated 1080 baiting program on 14-16 November, please contact Mat Warren, Local Laws Officer (Pest Management), on 1300 MY SDRC (1300 697 372) or mat.warren@sdrc.qld.gov.au.

For the latest news and information for the Southern Downs, including pest control, please visit Council’s website on www.sdrc.qld.gov.au.

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