Invasive Species Community Partnership

‚Äč Spirit of Tasmania, quarantine, melbourne, Sabatino Cesile

Joining forces in the fight against invasive species

The Invasive Species Community Partnership (ISCP) is an initiative to ensure stakeholders have a clear voice in invasive species management in Tasmania and programs are coordinated, use best practice approaches and focus on priority areas. The Partnership is coordinated by the Invasive Species Branch and reflects the collaborative approach that the Tasmanian Government takes in addressing invasive species management in Tasmania.

The Partnership has three main objectives:
  • Represent and promote the interests of stakeholders in the management of invasive species in Tasmania
  • Provide input into the Invasive Species Branch business planning and priorities for invasive species management
  • Identify opportunities to collaborate in invasive species management and develop community awareness of invasive species issues
The Partnership allows open and honest discussion of invasive species issues but with all stakeholders having the same goal - to identify ways of working together in the fight against invasive species.

Documents:

Members

A wide cross-section of organisations and groups involved in invasive species management in Tasmania participate in the Invasive Species Community Partnership, including:
  • NRM North
  • NRM South
  • Cradle Coast NRM
  • Tasmanian Conservation Trust
  • Environment Tasmania
  • Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association
  • Local Government Association of Tasmania
  • BirdLife Tasmania
  • Parks and Wildlife Service (DPIPWE)
  • Biosecurity Tasmania (DPIPWE)

Meetings

The Invasive Species Community Partnership meets at least twice a year but can also convene a meeting to assist in response coordination should Tasmania have a significant invasive species incursion. For information about upcoming meetings, please contact the Invasive Species Branch via the contact details below.

Previous meetings and topics of discussion are outlined as follows:

Meeting 4:
November 2014 - Campbell Town
Issues discussed:

  • Planning and priorities for the restructured Invasive Species Branch (ISB)
  • Overview of responsibilities of restructured Biosecurity Operations Branch (BOB)
  • Overview of Biosecurity Legislative Framework Review Project
  • Update on review of cat management in Tasmania
  • Acquittal report on cat management grants (provided by DPIPWE)
  • Update on Invasive Species Research Plan
  • Biosecurity Tasmania community engagement framework
  • Current invasive animal eradication programs on Tasmanian islands


Meeting 3:
May 2014 - Campbell Town
Issues discussed:

  • Information provided on the creation of Biosecurity Tasmania and the inclusion of the Invasive Species Branch
  • TOR and Charter for the Invasive Species Community Partnership
  • Meadow parsley incursion update
  • Bathurst burr incursion update
  • Rabbit management 2014 update
  • Invasive Species Research Plan
  • Citizen science in invasive species management

Meeting 2:
November 2013 - Campbell Town
Issues discussed:
  • Stakeholder invasive species management priorities
  • Fox Eradication Program Stage 3 overview
  • Predator Scat Survey 2014
  • Management Strategy for Feral Cats (update)
  • Weed management programs
  • Rabbit management and 2014 release of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (Calicivirus)

Meeting 1:

July 2013 - Campbell Town
Issues discussed:
  • Role and function of ISCP
  • ISB function, role and responsibilities
  • ISB Communications Strategy
  • ISB Incursion Response Framework
  • Fox Eradication Program Stage 2 summary
  • Management Strategy for Feral Cats
  • Stakeholder invasive species management priorities

Contact

Invasive Species Enquiries
Invasive Species Branch
165 Westbury Road
PROSPECT TAS 7250
Phone: 03 6777 2200
Fax: 03 6336 5453
Email: invasivespecies@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Back Home