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REVISED PRICKLY ACACIA NATIONAL STRATEGY TABLE Vision: Prickly acacia is eradicated outside of core infestations within Queensland and national impacts reduced to a minimum 1. Protect clean areas and eradicate outlier infestations Objectives are: A Minimise spread B Protect clean areas and promote early detection of new infestations C Eradication of isolated and scattered infestations Objectives National Action/s and Tasks Responsibility Performance Indicators (inc. Timing) 1.1 Facilitate the control of high risk Increase awareness of the high seed DEEDI, regional Number of kilometres of infestations production threat associated with groups, local govt, bore drains replaced with prickly acacia growing in association National Coordinator, piping with water sources (eg. dams, bore landholders Media, newsletter and/or drains, watercourses) and encourage presentations (annually) control Facilitate removal of historical Local govt, Number of sites plantings associated with rural landholders, state & controlled (annually) townships and property infrastructure territory agencies (around yards and other facilities) 1.2 Minimise long and short distance Review studies associated with seed DEEDI Studies initiated, movement of seed by stock passage through livestock and re- completed & examine recommendations for recommendations livestock hygiene protocols available Enhance awareness of livestock DEEDI, NRETAS, >60% landholders ...
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 REVISED PRICKLY ACACIA NATIONAL STRATEGY TABLE   Vision: Prickly acacia is eradicated outside of core infestations within Queensland and national impacts reduced to a minimum   1. Objectives are:  A Minimise spread B Protect clean areas and promote early detection of new infestations  C Eradication of isolated and scattered infestations     Objectives National Action/s and Tasks Responsibility Performance Indicators (inc. Timing) 1.1 Facilitate the control of high risk Increase awareness of the high seed DEEDI, regional Number of kilometres of infestations production threat associated with groups, local govt, bore drains replaced with prickly acacia growing in association National Coordinator, piping with water sources (eg. dams, bore landholders Media, newsletter and/or drains, watercourses) and encourage presentations (annually) control    Facilitate removal of historical Local govt, Number of sites plantings associated with rural landholders, state & controlled (annually) townships and property infrastructure territory agencies (around yards and other facilities) 1.2 Minimise long and short distance Review studies associated with seed DEEDI Studies initiated, movement of seed by stock passage through livestock and re- completed & examine recommendations for recommendations livestock hygiene protocols available    Enhance awareness of livestock DEEDI, NRETAS, >60% landholders using hygiene protocols and practices for DAFWA, SAAL, appropriate hygiene minimising the dispersal of prickly PIRSA, local govt, practices when moving acacia seed through livestock National Coordinator livestock by 2015 Correspondence address: P.O. Box 53 Cloncurry Q. 4824 Coordinator: Nathan March Chairperson: Louise Moloney Ph: 07 47421311 Fax: 07 47421899 Email: nathan.march@deedi.qld.gov.au  
 
 movement and transport       Maintain and enhance the wash DEEDI, local govt Two new facilities down facility network particularly operational at Julia Creek within and adjacent to core & Ilfracombe by June infestations and strategic locations 2011 along high risk transport corridors    Promote the use of vehicle wash DEEDI, NRETAS, Signage in place at all down facilities and livestock holding DAFWA, SAAL, local new facilities, one media paddocks govt release (annually)    Maintain border (cross-jurisdictional) DAFWA No new outbreaks of quarantine requirements between NT prickly acacia in WA and WA (annually)    Evaluate the adoption and use of DEEDI 50% landholders use vendor declaration forms by vendor declarations properties within and external to the (2015) core infestation area    Research seed longevity and review DEEDI Research initiated, implications for control programs and completed & results monitoring available (June 2011) 1.3 Develop and maintain early Use risk assessment (pathway CSIRO, DEEDI, Priority regions and detection and eradication analysis) to determine how and NRETAS, DAFWA pathways identified mechanisms where prickly acacia is most likely to (2012) spread based on its potential for long distance movement by livestock    Implement education and awareness DEEDI, NRETAS, 75% of key regions have activities specific to the pastoral DAFWA, local govt., awareness activities industry, community groups, regional SAAL, National (annually) NRM groups and government staff to Coordinator  Correspondence address: P.O. Box 53 Cloncurry Q. 4824 Coordinator: Nathan March Chairperson: Louise Moloney Ph: 07 47421311 Fax: 07 47421899 Email: nathan.march@deedi.qld.gov.au   
1.4 Progress eradication objectives
 
 enhance identification skills and threat awareness    Encourage reporting of suspected DEEDI, NRETAS, Number of new outbreaks outbreaks and ensure processes are DAFWA, PIRSA, reported (annually) in place for identification, rapid SAAL, I&I NSW, local response, delimitation and control govt. planning    Implement targeted and systematic DEEDI, NRETAS, Survey priorities listed surveys and/or monitoring of high risk DAFWA, I&I NSW, (June 2011). areas including areas associated with local govt., regional Survey area (ha) collated confirmed outbreaks groups. (annually)    Promote the need for adequate DEEDI, NRETAS, % of eradication resourcing and timely control of new DAFWA, local govt., areas/sites under active outbreaks especially within regional groups, management eradication zone National Coordinator    Maintain prickly acacia-free areas DEEDI, NRETAS, 88% of Mitchell through awareness, identification DAFWA, I&I NSW, grasslands ecosystem training and early detection capability PIRSA, Vic DPI, local remains free of prickly govt., regional groups, acacia National Coordinator Develop & use databases, registers DEEDI, NRETAS, All states/territory have or similar systems for maintaining DAFWA, local govt., an eradication data base consistent site records for eradication regional groups operational by 2015 zones at a state and territory level    Progress eradication objectives for DEEDI, NRETAS, % of eradication sites the whole of the NT, WA and SA and DAFWA, SAAL, local actively & effectively within the eradication zone in Qld govt., regional groups managed (annually)    Evaluate progress of eradication DEEDI, NRETAS, Number of sites objectives at a site, regional, state DAFWA, SAAL, local inspected (annually) Correspondence address: P.O. Box 53 Cloncurry Q. 4824 Coordinator: Nathan March Chairperson: Louise Moloney Ph: 07 47421311 Fax: 07 47421899 Email: nathan.march@deedi.qld.gov.au  
  
 
and territory level and review zoning
 govt., regional groups, Project reports (annually) National Coordinator Number of sites at a monitoring stage (annually)
Correspondence address: P.O. Box 53 Cloncurry Q. 4824 Coordinator: Nathan March Chairperson: Louise Moloney Ph: 07 47421311 Fax: 07 47421899 Email: nathan.march@deedi.qld.gov.au  
 
 2. Minimise impacts of prickly acacia on productivity and natural assets Objectives are: A Facilitate community based control B Adoption of best practice management C Support biological control initiatives  Objectives National Action/s and Tasks Responsibility Performance Indicators (inc. Timing) i Implement on-ground control Landholders, regional Number of projects, area e2.n1v irPorontmecetn t&a lr easntdo rceu lhtugrha l vsailtuees  projects to protect and restore high groups, DEEDI, and features protected conservation sites (eg. wetlands) NRETAS, DAFWA, and culturally significant areas threatened and/or impacted by prickly acacia 2.2 Promote local and regigoenaml esnct ale Ipmropglerammesn tt oc osourpdpinreatses da cnod/notrr orl educe gLroocuapl sg, oDvtE, rEeDgIi onal bNausmebd eprr oojf eccotsm &m uarneitay  control within active mana n infestations within active under management zo es  management zones  (annually) Landholders, local Number of plans 2.3 Develop regional and local Incorporate prickly acacia l relevant plans govt, regional groups, developed or revised at containment p ans  imncalnuadignegm:  ent in allDEEDI, NRETAS, various scales (annually)  Property and sub-catchment DAFWA, SAAL, plans regional groups, National Coordinator  Local government and agency  pest management plans   NRM and catchment strategies    Biodiversity strategies  State and territory plans    Promote and maintain the Landholders, local Clean areas identified & establishment of clean areas within govt, regional groups protected (ha annually) the containment zone 2.4 Promote the integration of prickly Promote integrated weed Local govt., regional Distribution of best Correspondence address: P.O. Box 53 Cloncurry Q. 4824 Coordinator: Nathan March Chairperson: Louise Moloney Ph: 07 47421311 Fax: 07 47421899 Email: nathan.march@deedi.qld.gov.au   
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2.5 Identify economic impacts, incentives and disincentives
2.6 Refine and adopt best practice management
 
 management to maximise benefits of groups, DEEDI, practice manuals prickly acacia control National Coordinator (number annually)    Promote property planning which Local govt., regional Property weed incorporates prickly acacia groups, DEEDI, management plans, GLM management NRETAS, DAFWA workshop participation  (number of properties   annually)     Promote sustainable pasture Regional groups, GLM workshop management practices especially DEEDI, NRETAS, participation (number of within the Mitchell Grasslands and DAFWA properties annually), other at risk ecosystems Articles published (annually) Determine the benefits and costs of DEEDI, regional Projects initiated, prickly acacia control for best groups, universities completed and practice management information available    Update data on the economic impact DEEDI, regional Projects initiated, of prickly acacia groups, universities completed and  information available     Review the use of lease conditions DERM, DEEDI Revised lease conditions to facilitate prickly acacia control Promote best practice options for Local govt., regional Number of presentations prickly acacia management groups, DEEDI, & properties advised  NRETAS, DAFWA, (annually)   SAAL, National   Coordinator     Include prickly acacia management Local govt., regional Increase skills & in pest management field days, groups, DEEDI, knowledge of 100 land workshops and demonstration sites NRETAS, DAFWA, managers (annually) to facilitate best practice adoption SAAL, National  Coordinator Correspondence address: P.O. Box 53 Cloncurry Q. 4824 Coordinator: Nathan March Chairperson: Louise Moloney Ph: 07 47421311 Fax: 07 47421899 Email: nathan.march@deedi.qld.gov.au  
    Incorporate prickly acacia control Local govt., regional Increase skills & and management techniques in groups, DEEDI, knowledge of 100 land relevant pest management training NRETAS, DAFWA, managers (annually) SAAL, National Coordinator 2.7 Improve integrated management Continue the development of new DEEDI, herbicide New research projects practices control methods to support companies initiated, completed and integrated management results available  (annually)    Investigate the impact of prickly Universities New research projects acacia and its management on land initiated, completed and sustainability (including biodiversity results available and pastoral production) (annually)    Support investigations for the Private industry, Number of commercial commercial harvesting of prickly DEEDI, National investigations initiated & acacia which is consistent with the Coordinator supported (annually) national strategy and state guidelines     Use landscape modelling to predict CSIRO, National Regional projects impacts of prickly acacia in different Coordinator initiated, completed and regions and facilitate planning and reported (annually) prioritisation Conduct overseas searches for DEEDI Potential new agents biological control agents based on identified and prioritised. subspecies matching, climate December 2010 considerations and potential  effectiveness of the agents    Maximise introduction and DEEDI Host testing occurs, assessment of potential biological results available, new control agents agents given approval for Correspondence address: P.O. Box 53 Cloncurry Q. 4824 Coordinator: Nathan March Chairperson: Louise Moloney Ph: 07 47421311 Fax: 07 47421899 Email: nathan.march@deedi.qld.gov.au  
2.8 Introduce and improve the impact of biocontrol agents
 
   
 
   release    Determine impacts of introduced Impacts quantified. DEEDI biological agents in differing climatic Information available & regions and interrelationships distributed. between them and other control  options     Investigate the cause and scope of University of Report available & naturally occurring dieback and Queensland, National distributed. assess potential for complementing Coordinator other control options
Correspondence address: P.O. Box 53 Cloncurry Q. 4824 Coordinator: Nathan March Chairperson: Louise Moloney Ph: 07 47421311 Fax: 07 47421899 Email: nathan.march@deedi.qld.gov.au  
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3.2 Monitor and evaluate implementation of the strategy
 3. Objectives are: A Coordinate the implementation of the strategic plan. B. Monitor and evaluate implementation of the strategic plan C. Resourcing & stakeholder support of the plan D. Inform and educate stakeholders about prickly acacia E. National mapping tools developed  Strategies National Action/s and Tasks Responsibilities Performance Indicators (inc. Timing) 3.1 Manage implementation of the Maintain an effective National Prickle AWC, Australian govt., NPBMG conducts one plan Bush Management Group & provide state & territory lead meeting and two with sufficient resourcing to lead and agencies, National teleconferences annually evaluate strategy implementation Coordinator Evaluation reports until phase 3     Maintain strategy coordination  through a national coordinator and/or AWC, Australian govt., Continued employment of inter-jurisdictional collaboration state & territory lead a National Coordinator,  agencies, National jurisdictional participation Coordinator on NPBMG  Collate strategic plan milestones and National Coordinator, Strategy report received in report on progress annually to AWC, NPBMG September/October each DAFF and key stakeholders year    Develop and implement a Monitoring, National Coordinator, Draft MERI plan for Evaluation, Reporting and NPBMG National Prickly Acacia Improvement (MERI) plan Strategic Plan developed  by November 2010    Monitor and evaluate activities and Community & agency Project evaluation reports, disseminate results to relevant project coordinators, annual strategy report Correspondence address: P.O. Box 53 Cloncurry Q. 4824 Coordinator: Nathan March Chairperson: Louise Moloney Ph: 07 47421311 Fax: 07 47421899 Email: nathan.march@deedi.qld.gov.au  
 stakeholders lead agencies, National Coordinator National Coordinator, Number of communication 3.3 Coordinate communication Conduct communication activities to about the strate areness of the plan, NPBMG activities gy perniosruitrye  aacwtions and achievements       Ensure linkages with other relevant   WoNS strategies and other plans to National Coordinator Number of joint activities maximise awareness 3.4 Seek support and resources for Market the strategy and seek National Coordinator, Priority action framework strategy delivery adequate funding and stakeholder NPBMG updated annually (March support for nationally strategic 2011) actions    Facilitate and support regional, state, National Coordinator, Number and value of territory and national funding NPBMG, lead funding initiatives initiatives to address nationally agencies assessed annually strategic infestation areas and asset protection    Undertake research for risk CSIRO, DEEDI, UQ, Projects initiated, assessment, environmental impacts, other universities completed and reported agricultural impacts, management (annually)  tools, biological control, dieback  investigations & mapping  technologies      Facilitate collaborative partnerships National Coordinator, Number of collaborative to improve prickly acacia NPBMG, lead partnerships & meetings coordination and control outcomes agencies, community annually  groups, local govt    Undertake joint actions where National Coordinator Number of joint actions, appropriate with other WoNS meetings annually  strategies Correspondence address: P.O. Box 53 Cloncurry Q. 4824 Coordinator: Nathan March Chairperson: Louise Moloney Ph: 07 47421311 Fax: 07 47421899 Email: nathan.march@deedi.qld.gov.au  
 
3.5 Increase education and awareness of the prickly acacia situation in Australia
3.6 Maintain an appropriate legislative framework for prickly acacia management
 Promote awareness of the threat and National Coordinator, Presentations & products impacts of prickly acacia NPBMG, lead annually  agencies, community    groups, local govt    Direct awareness campaigns to National Coordinator, High risk regions target groups in high risk regions NPBMG, DEEDI, documented (June 2011). NRETAS, DAFWA, Presentations, products,   SA, I&I NSW, Vic media targeting regions PIR  , community prepared and delivered. DPI  groups, local govt    Produce and distribute identification National Coordinator, Products developed & materials for prickly acacia and joint NPBMG, lead numbers distributed products with mesquite & agencies, community (annually) Parkinsonia groups Maintain declaration of prickly acacia DEEDI, NRETAS, Prickly acacia remains to prevent trade and distribution in all DAFWA, PIRSA, I&I listed on relevant States and Territories NSW, Vic DPI, AQIS legislation/regulations    Enhance policy support for nationally DEEDI, NRETAS, New policies updated, strategic actions DAFWA, PIRSA, I&I state & territory action  NSW, Vic DPI, plans. NT plan by 2011  National Coordinator    Promote landholder awareness of Local govt., DEEDI, Events, media and articles their responsibilities under legislation NRETAS, DAFWA, mentioning responsibilities  PIRSA,    Utilise enforcement where necessary Local government, Number of enforcement to complement eradication objectives DEEDI, NRETAS, actions and/or protect control investments DAFWA, PIRSA and environmental assets 3.7 Develop maps of prickly acacia Maintain and update national National Coordinator, National maps updated distribution and management zones distribution and density maps NPBMG, DEEDI, (biennially) Correspondence address: P.O. Box 53 Cloncurry Q. 4824 Coordinator: Nathan March Chairperson: Louise Moloney Ph: 07 47421311 Fax: 07 47421899 Email: nathan.march@deedi.qld.gov.au   
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