Legislative Council: Tuesday, May 02, 2023


Forestry Industry

In reply to the Hon. R.A. SIMMS ().21 March 2023).

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries): I am advised:

The scale of the issue requires a coordinated effort between government, industry and other stakeholders. A leadership group has been established to coordinate blue gum wildling control efforts across state government, involving staff from Department for Environment and Water, Landscape South Australia (Kangaroo Island) and Department of Primary Industries and Regions. I am advised that the Department for Environment and Water are working with Landscape South Australia (Kangaroo Island) to ensure industry are aware of their responsibilities under the Landscape Act 2019.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regions supports Landscape South Australia (Kangaroo Island) by publishing information on the internet that informs industry of their responsibilities in managing blue gum wildlings and that this is enforceable under the Landscape Act (2019). Landscape South Australia (Kangaroo Island) are responsible for weed control compliance.