Invasive animal inquiry seeks local input

21 July 2016


Thursday 21 July 2016

Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan is encouraging local landholders to make a submission to a Victorian Parliament inquiry into the control of invasive animals on Crown land.

Ms Ryan said she frequently received complaints from concerned property owners about damage and detrimental impacts caused by invasive animals.

“Invasive animals such as wild dogs, foxes, feral cats, deer, rabbits, and feral pigs and goats can cause significant damage to the environment, property and livestock,” Ms Ryan said.

“If left unchecked invasive animals can cause millions of dollars of damage.

“The committee needs to hear from local people who are facing issues with invasive animals.

“The inquiry is an opportunity for local landholders to have a say on their land.

“This issue affects many regional areas across Victoria and city Members of Parliament need to understand the impacts that invasive animals are causing in county areas.”

Submissions can be made until 8 August 2016. For more information, including how to make a submission and the terms of reference for the committee please visit www.parliament.vic.gov.au/enrrdc

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