The Victorian Deer Control Strategy was released last year and included a commitment for the creation of a statewide deer advisory committee and the development of three regional deer control plans. Three regional deer control partnership groups are to be established to develop and implement regional plans.
It is pleasing to see the committee up and running and that it contains a number of people that have been involved in establishing the our own network. The committee has now met twice.
The Melbourne peri-urban area plan is the first of the regional deer control plans to be developed and is underway. The partnership group has met a number of times and again, a number of our network’s members contribute to that group. We understand the plan is in the latter stages of development. We look forward to seeing this first of the plans and progress on plans for eastern and western Victoria