Hunter Regional Weeds Committee (HRWC)

The purpose of the Hunter Regional Weed Committee (HRWC) is to provide ‘tenure neutral’ strategic planning and coordination of weed management activities at the regional level. These activities play an integral part in an overall state weed management framework.

The committee was established to:

  • support implementation of the weeds components and underlining principles of the NSW Biosecurity Strategy, NSW Biosecurity Act and the NSW Invasive Species Plan 2015-2022
  • provide advice to the Board regarding delivery weed functions for the Local Land Services consistent with the Local Strategic Plan
  • to develop innovative and effective regional weed management strategic plans that consider risks, include all land tenure, and major stakeholders in the landscape
  • provide a forum for the community and stakeholders in decision making, and develop communication education and awareness programs based on local and/or regional priority weeds and issues.

Terms of Reference


Management Strategies


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