Hunting and conservation interest groups have been invited to prepare a submission for the Inquiry into the Control of Invasive Animals on Crown Land.
The Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Committee, which is managing the inquiry, will prepare a report by March 30, 2017. It will accept submissions by Monday, August 8.
SSAA Victoria will be preparing a submission and encourages all interested members to do the same.
The results of the inquiry will shape how the State Government manages invasive animals and deer populations moving forward.
All submissions should consider the below terms of reference, released in April:
- Assessment of the biodiversity outcomes, community safety and limitations of the trial conducted by Parks Victoria on the control of deer populations in a National Park;
- Consideration of the application of these types of programs for other invasive animal species in partnership with Crown Land managers;
- Assessment of the relative costs and benefits, financial or otherwise, of other forms of pest control in National Parks.
For more information on how to prepare and send the submission, click here.