Macquarie Valley Weeds Advisory Committee and Lachlan Valley Weeds Advisory Committee are dedicated to controlling weeds in the West of New South Wales to the best of their abilities. As committees, they have no authority to enforce weed control, however they do have the opportunity to promote weed management to Local Control Authorities (LCA’s), Livestock Health and Pest Authority (LHPA’s) and other relevant bodies, as well as source funds to aid weed control projects.
Meetings are held quarterly throughout the year, at different locations within the Macquarie and Lachlan Valleys. Representatives from LCA’s, county councils, LHPA’s, Catchment Management Authorities and other relevant agencies attend these meetings offering information and advice for noxious weed control and problems associated in their local area.
“…The enhancement of weed control, particularly in the Macquarie, Castlereagh and Bogan valleys.”
History of Macquarie Valley Weeds Advisory Committee
In 1978 the Macquarie Watershed Johnson Grass Eradication Advisory Committee was formed and played a large roll in promoting the control of Johnson Grass. It was then formed into the Macquarie Valley Weeds Advisory Committee (MVWAC). The Spiny Burr Grass Committee and the Blue Heliotrope Committee were incorporated into MVWAC.
At present our members consist of 4 Livestock Health and Pest Authorities, 2 County Councils, 12 Councils and 3 Catchment Management Authorities. When combined with the Lachlan Valley Noxious Plant Advisory Committee these committees cover over 44% of NSW.