Legislation, declarations and strategy projects
Weed Risk Management System
As of July 2010, all new weed declarations will be subject to assessment using the New South Wales Weed Risk Management (WRM) System.
This system, developed by NSW Department of Primary Industries, is consistent with the National Post-Border Weed Risk Management Protocol. It provides a standard, nationally accepted and transparent process to help make decisions not only about declaration, but also the introduction and prioritisation of weed species.
The WRM system is available for viewing and downloading. Assessments of a number of weeds are also available.
For more information contact Dr Stephen Johnson, Weed Ecologist (Orange) on (02) 6391 3146 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Weed risk assessment of tradeable aquatic plant species
This project aims to identify and undertake risk assessment of aquatic plants and develop a list of high risk plants to be considered for declaration. A purpose built testing facility has been established where aquatic plants will be grown for risk assessment and information validation purposes. This is done using specialised aquatic weed risk assessment models. The information will be used to guide future aquatic plant declarations nationally and engage the aquarium industry in implementing codes of practice like bans from sale.
For more information contact Rod Ensbey, Invasive Species Officer (Grafton) on (02) 6640 1648 or email email@example.com