Legislative Council: Tuesday, August 29, 2023


Wild Dog Management

In reply to the Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) ().6 July 2023).

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

1. Following extensive consultation with stakeholder groups, a new Wild Dog Management Strategy 2023-33 has been drafted and is undergoing finalisation.

2. Broad stakeholder consultation processes have occurred throughout development of the draft Wild Dog Management Strategy; groups that were consulted include:

Regional landscape boards, including:

Alinytjara Wilurara Landscape Board

SA Arid Lands Landscape Board

Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board

Limestone Coast Landscape Board

Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board

Northern and Yorke Landscape Board

The SA Wild Dog Advisory Group, whose membership includes:

Box Flat Wild Dog Control Committee

Conservation Unit of the Department for Environment and Water (DEW)

Aboriginal Engagement and Reconciliation Unit of DEW

Conservation Council of SA

Dog Fence Board

Biosecurity division of the Department of Primary Industries and Regions

Livestock SA

Cattle and sheep producers