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The NSW Government is remaking the Border Fence Maintenance Regulation 2009, which will automatically be repealed on 1 September 2018.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

Have your say

You are invited to review the proposed regulation and accompanying regulatory impact statement, and provide comments.

Comments should be emailed to borderfence.submission@dpi.nsw.gov.au on or before Wednesday 25 July 2018.

Alternatively, you can send your comments by mail to Border Fence Regulation Submission, NSW Department of Industry, GPO Box 5477, Sydney NSW 2001.

Next steps

NSW Department of Industry will review all comments that are received by the closing date and consider the issues raised. The proposed regulation may be amended following consideration of any issues or comments made in the submissions.

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