The proposed Regional Pest Management Plan is prepared under the Biosecurity Act for controlling pest plants, animals and pathogens in the region.
The plan was last reviewed in 2007. Much has changed since then, both in terms of the pests themselves and changes to the Biosecurity Act.
We are now reviewing the plan to provide effective management of pests in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland.
Pest management is an important tool in ensuring the protection of New Zealand's natural environment, as well as a strong economy and healthy society.
What we need your feedback on
Engagement on the revision of the plan has been ongoing since 2014, with elected members, mana whenua, the council, industry representatives, and the wider public.
We would like your feedback on:
- pests on parks
- kauri dieback disease
- the spread of pests to the Hauraki Gulf islands and how to manage them
- management of rural possums and freshwater pests
- a range of other pests in the region.
When you can have your say
You can have your say on the proposed Regional Pest Management Plan from 28 February 2018 until 8pm 28 March 2018.
What happens next
We will evaluate public feedback alongside technical information, and present the final plan to the council for approval in late 2018 or early 2019.