The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s (DELWP) Wild Dog Management Zone (WDMZ) community workshops start next week in  the North east and Gippsland regions.

DELWP Acting Wild Dog Program Manager Vaughn Kingston said: "The workshops are an  opportunity for the community to have input into the way dogs are controlled locally.

"Reducing the impact of wild dogs can be achieved by all land managers working together using a combination of trapping, baiting, shooting, exclusion fencing and good animal husbandry."

"There are 16 community field days and workshops planned this autumn.

"The sessions will focus on new technologies being trialled like thermal imaging, as well as sharing the knowledge about current management techniques for wild dog control".

"We will also use this time to discuss what has worked well and what needs improving in our Wild Dog Management Zone Work Plans as we develop new plans for the coming year."

"Farmers who are interested can also find out more about joining existing Community Wild Dog Control Group."

"We look forward to meeting farmers in the coming weeks."

For further information about the workshops in the North East contact Tim Enshaw at the Wodonga Office on (02) 60437900 and in Gippsland Vaughn Kingston or Ed Jongebloed at the Bairnsdale office on (03) 51520400.

Hume Wild Dog Management Zone (WDMZ) Work Plan Community Field Day - Workshop Schedule 2017

WDMZ

Date

Venue

Time

Alexandra

Wednesday 15th March 2017

DELWP Office,
5 Binns McCraes Road,
Alexandra

2.00pm – 4.00pm
Afternoon tea

Corryong, Walwa

Tuesday 21st March 2017

Burrowye CFA shed,
Guys Forest Rd, Burrowye

8.30am – 11.00am
BBQ breakfast

Granya, Tallangatta

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Bullioh Hall,
7566 Murray Valley Hwy,
Bullioh

8.30am – 11.00am
BBQ breakfast

Mitta Mitta

Thursday 23rd March 2017

Eskdale Football Ground,
Eskdale

8.30am – 11.00am
BBQ breakfast

Mansfield

Tuesday 4th April 2017

Barragunda Station,
Long Lane, Barwite

10.00am – 1.00pm

BBQ lunch

Whitfield

Wednesday 5th April 2017

Whitfield Sports Ground,
Whitfield

8.30am -11.00am
BBQ breakfast

Ovens

Thursday 6th April 2017

DELWP Office,
5338 Great Alpine Road
Ovens

10.00am - 12.00pm
Morning tea

Gippsland Wild Dog Management Zone (WDMZ) Work Plan Community Workshop Schedule 2017

WDMZ

Date

Venue

Time

Bonang, Bendoc, Tubbut, Deddick

Tuesday 7th March 2017

Delegate River CFA Shed,
Bonang Hwy,
Delegate River

8.30am – 11.00am
BBQ breakfast

Orbost, Cann River

Wednesday 8th March 2017

Cameron Brothers Farm,
629 Monaro Highway,
Cann River

10.00am – 1:00pm
BBQ lunch

Buchan, Gelantipy

Thursday 9th March 2017

Karoonda Park,
Gelantipy

10.00am – 1:00pm
BBQ lunch

Gembrook, Noojee, Erica

Thursday 16th March 2017

DELWP Office – Erica,
3264 Moe-Rawson Road,
Rawson

10.00am – 12.00pm
Morning tea

Bairnsdale, Glenaladale

Tuesday 28th March 2017

Glenaladale Hall, Glenaladale

10.00am – 1:00pm
BBQ lunch

Swifts Creek, Ensay

Wednesday 29th March 2017

Stephen O'Briens shearing shed,  
556 Swifts Creek East Rd,
Swifts Creek

6.00pm to 8:00pm
BBQ dinner

Omeo, Benambra

Thursday 30th March 2017

Simon Lawlor's Woolshed,
Upper Livingstone Road,
Omeo

10.00am – 1.00pm
BBQ lunch

Licola, Heyfield, Maffra

Tuesday 11th April 2017

DELWP Office,
Corner Licola and Firebrace Roads,  
Heyfield

10.00am – 1.00pm
BBQ lunch

Dargo

Wednesday 12th April 2017

Dargo Hall,

Dargo

10.00am – 1.00pm
BBQ lunch