Gamba Grass Weed Management Plan Survey

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Consultation has concluded

The Weed Management Plan for Gamba Grass 2020 – 2030 (the plan) (available at nt.gov.au/gamba) outlines the legal requirements for the management of gamba grass for land owners, occupiers and all persons in the Northern Territory under the Weeds Management Act 2001. The plan also spells out strategic goals, objectives, actions and performance indicators for gamba management in the NT. Developed in conjunction with the Gamba Grass Weed Advisory Committee and community, this planning process has identified gamba management actions to ensure meaningful gamba management outcomes across the NT.

A requirement of the plan is to deliver an annual report to assess performance against all performance indicators in the plan. Collaboration with key stakeholders to assess performance is important to ensure an accurate assessment against the implementation of the plan by the Weed Management Branch, key stakeholders and the community.

Whilst undertaking this survey, we also ask for your feedback on another strategic action required by the plan - to identify key environmental and cultural assets at risk of being impacted by gamba grass. Questions 18 and 19 of this survey are included to seek community input on this topic.

To ensure a transparent assessment of progress on all actions and outcomes in the plan, the results of this survey will be compiled and de-identified so that all survey participants remain anonymous. All results will be included in the Gamba Grass Annual Report 2021 to 2022, which will be available online.

Legislative changes have been made to the Weeds Management Act 2001 since the plan was developed. Modifications proposed will enhance the ability of weed management officers to regulate compliance with the plan, helping to improve gamba management outcomes across the NT. Proposed amendments do not alter the plan and can be viewed online at legislation.nt.gov.au.

Closing date for consultation is 27 June 2022.

The Weed Management Plan for Gamba Grass 2020 – 2030 (the plan) (available at nt.gov.au/gamba) outlines the legal requirements for the management of gamba grass for land owners, occupiers and all persons in the Northern Territory under the Weeds Management Act 2001. The plan also spells out strategic goals, objectives, actions and performance indicators for gamba management in the NT. Developed in conjunction with the Gamba Grass Weed Advisory Committee and community, this planning process has identified gamba management actions to ensure meaningful gamba management outcomes across the NT.

A requirement of the plan is to deliver an annual report to assess performance against all performance indicators in the plan. Collaboration with key stakeholders to assess performance is important to ensure an accurate assessment against the implementation of the plan by the Weed Management Branch, key stakeholders and the community.

Whilst undertaking this survey, we also ask for your feedback on another strategic action required by the plan - to identify key environmental and cultural assets at risk of being impacted by gamba grass. Questions 18 and 19 of this survey are included to seek community input on this topic.

To ensure a transparent assessment of progress on all actions and outcomes in the plan, the results of this survey will be compiled and de-identified so that all survey participants remain anonymous. All results will be included in the Gamba Grass Annual Report 2021 to 2022, which will be available online.

Legislative changes have been made to the Weeds Management Act 2001 since the plan was developed. Modifications proposed will enhance the ability of weed management officers to regulate compliance with the plan, helping to improve gamba management outcomes across the NT. Proposed amendments do not alter the plan and can be viewed online at legislation.nt.gov.au.

Closing date for consultation is 27 June 2022.