Border Fence Maintenance Regulation 2018

The NSW Government is remaking the Border Fence Maintenance Regulation 2009, which will automatically be repealed on 1 September 2018.

The impacts of wild dogs threatens the livelihood of farmers and the economic viability of farming enterprises and has a social impact on farming families and rural communities. The wild dog border fence protects landholders in the Western Division, and indeed all of NSW, from incursion and predation by wild dogs from the centre of Australia.

The proposed regulation would remake the provisions of the 2009 Regulation without amendments. The regulation supports the Border Fence Maintenance Board to achieve its objectives under the Border Fence Maintenance Act 1921 (the Act). It does this by allowing the board to levy an amount greater than that prescribed in the Act for the purposes of building and maintaining the wild dog border fence.

Next steps

NSW Department of Industry is currently reviewing all comments and issues received through the recent public submission process.

The final Regulation will be published on the NSW legislation website and is due to commence on 1 September 2018.