NSW Wild Dog Fence Extension project
The NSW Government has committed to extending the NSW Border Wild Dog Fence (commonly known as the dog fence) by 742 km which it will fund at a cost of $37.5 million.
The commitment comes following a feasibility study that was commissioned by the Border Fence Maintenance Board and funded by Local Land Services.
The study determined there would be considerable benefits to be had by extending the fence by 420 km in the east adjacent to Mungindi and 322 km in the south to just short of the Murray River. The fence is currently approximately 583 km in length and erected along parts of the NSW/Queensland border and NSW/South Australian border.
Opportunities to be involved in the project
The project is progressing well, with mapping works continuing, the approvals process underway with contractors engaged to carry out the on-ground assessments for biodiversity and Aboriginal cultural heritage values, and an $11.2 million tender opportunity for the manufacture and supply of fence materials complete.
The NSW Government will soon be calling tenders for businesses to undertake earthworks and erect the fence.
Businesses that would like to be notified when tenders open can contact the project team.
Phone: (02) 5852 1215
The NSW Government is committed to using local suppliers and contractors in this project where possible, and this is factored into the procurement strategy with the criteria for tenders reflecting this.
COVID-19 update — work continuing
The project team is adapting to a new way of working in light of COVID-19, with measures put in place to ensure the safety of landholders, the community and staff.
While it is not business as usual, the project team will be progressing the project in the weeks and months ahead, where safe and practical to do so.
Want to know more about the project?
The latest project update, including a one-page snapshot of the current status, is now available:
A number of other resources have been developed to inform stakeholders of the project:
The project team will continue to provide updates to landholders and community members as the project progresses. We are happy to make presentations and provide updates to any stakeholder group, or individual, in person, over the phone, email, or other. If you have any questions about the extension of the dog fence, don’t hesitate to contact the project team.
Phone: (02) 5852 1215