Border Fence Maintenance Regulation 2018
The Border Fence Maintenance Regulation 2018 commenced on 31 August 2018.
The impact 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 Border Fence Maintenance Regulation 2018 remakes the provisions of the 2009 Regulation without significant 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.
The consultation process
The draft regulation and a regulatory impact statement were on public exhibition for community feedback from 20 June until 25 July 2018. All submissions received on the proposed regulation were considered in preparing the Border Fence Maintenance Regulation 2018.