NEW SOUTH WALES INVASIVE SPECIES PLAN T H E

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					NEW SOUTH WALES
INVASIVE SPECIES PLAN
2008–2015

T H E P L A N ’S V I S I O N
The environment, economy and community of NSW are protected from the
adverse impacts of invasive species.




The NSW Government is pleased to present the NSW           The Plan will also assist in protecting the real threat
Invasive Species Plan, an eight year plan to improve the   invasive species has on the State’s biodiversity.
management of invasive species in NSW.
                                                           This plan is the product of extensive consultation with
Invasive species pose one of the greatest threats to       relevant stakeholders and its success will be reliant on
biodiversity and primary production in NSW.                a collaborative approach by government organisations,
                                                           industry and the wider community.
By developing and implementing this Plan the NSW
Government aims to prevent and effectively manage the      The NSW Invasive Species Plan delivers on the NSW
introduction and spread of invasive species so that this   State Plan’s commitment to target resources to manage
significant threat is minimised.                           priority weeds and pests in key locations in NSW to
                                                           achieve the NSW Government’s target reducing the
The Plan proposes actions to prevent, contain and
                                                           impact of invasive species in NSW by 2015.
manage invasive species, including weeds, vertebrate
and invertebrate animal pests, freshwater and marine
aquatic pests.
The NSW Invasive Species Plan will be of benefit to the
people of NSW by providing a whole of government
approach to managing invasive species in this State. Its
implementation will reduce the impact of weeds and
other pests resulting in more profitable agricultural
production and lower costs of control for land managers.




www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/pubs/nsw-invasive-species-plan
G O A L 1: E XC LU D E                                                                   G O A L 4: C A PAC I T Y
P R E V E N T T H E E S TA B L I S H M E N T O F N E W I N VA S I V E S P E C I E S      E N S U R E N S W H A S T H E A B I L I T Y A N D CO M M I T M E N T TO
                                                                                         M A N AG E I N VA S I V E S P E C I E S
Challenge: The most effective way to minimise the impacts of
invasive species is to prevent their initial incursion. The challenge                    Challenge: Invasive species have very real and imminent
is to identify species, thoroughly assess potential invasiveness and                     implications for NSW’s economy, environment and social
implement effective barriers to prevent their establishment.                             well-being. The challenge is for NSW to have the knowledge, skills,
                                                                                         resources and systems to address the impact of invasive species.
Objectives
                                                                                         Objectives
 1: high risk species and pathways are identi ed and managed
                                                                                          1: government manages high priority invasive species on public land
 2: early detection capabilities are developed and implemented                               and waterways
 3: consistency between State and National legislation and protocols                      2: private landholders motivated to manage invasive species
                                                                                             proactively
                                                                                          3: increased community acceptance of and involvement in e ective
G O A L 2: E R A D I C AT E O R CO N TA I N
                                                                                             invasive species management
E L I M I N AT E O R P R E V E N T T H E S P R E A D O F N E W I N VA S I V E
SPECIES                                                                                   4: integration of invasive species management into education
                                                                                             programs
Challenge: Invasive species have the ability to establish in new
areas rapidly and successful control often corresponds directly                           5: skilled workforce implementing invasive species management
with timely and rapid response. The challenge is to develop and
                                                                                          6: ability to measure the e ectiveness of invasive species management
deploy effective and efficient ways to eradicate or contain an
introduced species before it becomes widespread.                                          7: improve knowledge base for invasive species management
Objectives                                                                                8: roles and responsibilities de ned for invasive species management
 1: timely detection of new incursions                                                    9: government commitment to implement the components of the ISP
 2: rapid response to eradicate or contain new invasive species                           10: legislation and policies implemented and enforced consistently for
                                                                                              e ective invasive species management
G O A L 3: E F F E C T I V E LY M A N AG E                                                11: monitor progress of implementation of the Plan
R E D U C E T H E I M PAC T S O F W I D E S P R E A D I N VA S I V E S P E C I E S        12: have established cost sharing arrangements
Challenge: Many invasive species are already widely established in
NSW. The challenge is to manage or control these species to reduce
their impact where benefits of control are greatest.
Objectives                                                                                    NSW Invasive Species Plan
 1: identi cation and prioritisation of management programs where
    bene ts are greatest
                                                                                               Lead Agency OR Others
 2: e ective and targeted on-ground control

                                                                                Objective
                                                                                e.g. support cooperative programs that use integrated
                                                                                management across all tenures



                                                                                            Determine appropriate action



                                                                                      Consultation                           Monitoring,
                                                                                      with relevant                          evaluation
                                                                                      stakeholders                          and reporting


                                                                                                                                                          External reporting

                                                                                                      Implementation




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