Sydney Weeds Professional Forum 2014

Friday 4th April 2014
At the NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, 37 Reservoir Street in Surry Hills

Sydney Weeds Committees Inc. is hosting a one day technical forum for weed management professionals and operational staff working across the Sydney and Blue Mountains region.

This one-day forum is themed ‘Weed Management: Working Together’, and is about:

  • Building capacity of the weed management workforce in the region
  • Sharing new technical information, knowledge, strategies and experiences
  • Network and meeting new contacts in the industry

This event is for local, state and federal government land managers, private companies, contractors/consultants, reserve trusts, non-government organisations and groups, and academics who are involved with weed management.

Cost: $75 per person (Government) and $45 per person (Non-Government) plus GST

Program:

Keynote Speaker: Dr Paul Gibson-Roy, Greening Australia
“Managing our natural environment. What goals and can we achieve them?”

  • Jonathan Sanders, NPWS, SWC President
  • Bryce Wilde, Executive Director of the Natural Resources Commission, ‘Time to get serious: Review of weed management in NSW’
  • Stephen Johnson, DPI, ‘Weeds – Way serious!’
  • Andrew McGahey, Total Earth Care, ‘Control of Kudzu in sandy soils on the Nepean River Flood Plain’
  • Tegan Burton, NPWS, ‘Weed control & community engagement at Muogamarra Nature Reserve’
  • Jim Casmir, Warringah Council, ‘Bushcare in Warringah: the people and the places’
  • Matt Springall, NPWS, ‘New Weed Incursions of the Sydney region’
  • Robert Lester & Kayne Moreton, Local Aboriginal Land Council, ‘Weed Management from an Aboriginal Perspective’

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Presentations from Professional Forum Day ‘Weed Management: Working Together’


Lobby Activities

Victoria Ikutegbe, PhD Candidate, University of Wollongong
‘Getting to the ‘root’ of the problem: invasive garden plants and horticultural networks’
Victoria will be conducting interviews with delegates as part of her PhD research.

Pittwater Ecowarriers, Asparagus Weeds educational film screenings

Contact projects@sydneyweeds.org.au to request more information about the forum.

This forum is sponsored by the NSW Weeds Action Program, Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment Management Authority and the Australian Association of Bush Regenerators.

NSW Weeds Action Program Local Land Services Greater Sydney Australian Association of Bush Regenerators
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