15005: Rubber vine control and eradication in the East Kimberley

    This project continues the cooperative approach to rubber vine control and eradication in the east Kimberley.

    Since its introduction into Australia rubber vine has had a significant effect on both high value environmental assets and pastoral production in other parts of Australia where it has become established. It smothers riparian vegetation, forms dense thickets and is well adapted to a monsoonal climate. Rubber vine is a Weed of National Significance and a declared pest in Western Australia under the Biosecurity and Agricultural Management Act 2007 with a categorisation of Eradication C2 for the Whole of the State.

    The East Kimberley infestations are considered vitally important to eradicate as they are positioned on the headwaters of the Lake Argyle/Kununurra Ramsar site (31165 Reserve) and extend in part onto three pastoral stations that share river frontage upstream.

    Investment: $ 55 000
    In-kind contribution: $ 83 650
    Other contribution: $ 135 000
    Delivery organisation: Ord Land and Water
    Project duration: March 2016 - June 2017
    Location: Ord River upstream of Lake Argyle

    Project partners

    Department of Agriculture and Food

    Department of Parks and Wildlife

    Kimberley Regional Biosecurity Association

    Lissadell Station

    Rangelands NRM

    Rio Tinto

    More information

    Ord Land and Water

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