Wild Dog Inquiry Closes Soon

People wanting to have a say on wild dog fencing have until February 29 to make a submission to Queensland Parliament’s Agriculture and Environment Committee.

Local Member for Gregory Lachlan Millar is urging those with expertise, experience and a personal stake in the issue of wild dog fencing to have a say

“The Committee is examining the maintenance costs, the practical protection provided from attacks by wild dogs, the unintended impacts on native wild life and the effects of recent expansions and whether the fencing project should be further expanded,”  said Mr Millar.

 “I personally believe the wild dog fencing project is fundamental to the economic prosperity of central western Queensland. In fact, last week I wrote to the Premier asking for more funding so that fencing is in place when the drought finally breaks,” he said.

“Re-booting the sheep industry in the Central West would bring back the shearing teams and agricultural workers, with all the trickle down effects to local economies that brings. I think it is indisputable that wild dog fencing will be of enduring benefit to central western Queensland and I would hate to see us lose our opportunity through a maze of reviews and bureaucracy,” he said.

Submissions can be made in writing by post, facsimile (07) 3553 6699 or by email to aec@parliament.qld.gov.au.