These tough hombres want to stop the damage that wild dogs do in the Western Division l-r: Local Land Services Pest Animal Co-ordinator Phil Baird with landholder Cec Dorrington, LandCare Facilitator Charles Benson, and three Wild Dog Controllers – Ethan Goninan of Dubbo, Wayne Preece from White Cliffs and Bradley Latham of Broken Hill PHOTO TWH
Final preparations are underway before work begins on an impressive piece of infrastructure bordering three states – the Wild Dog Fence Extension.
Building another 420 kilometres onto the existing NSW-Queensland border fence and 320 kilometres on the South Australian fence, will cost $37.5 million and create 85 jobs.
Wild Dog Fence Extension Project Manager Dan Owens has been travelling the region to explain the significance of the fence, answering questions and conducting a series of workshops.
“The fence extension is a vast project with a lot of sensitivity,” Dan said.
“There has been an enormous amount of planning by the Border Fence Management Board including a feasibility study to see if it had a good cost-benefit ratio and that study showed there were definite benefits and that the project should go ahead.
Read more in the printed edition of the Western Herald.