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
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’
Presentations from Professional Forum Day ‘Weed Management: Working Together’
- Dr Paul Gibson-Roy – Keynote Speaker
- Jonathan Sanders – SWC President
- Kate Low – AABR
- Bryce Wilde – Natural Resources Commission
- Stephen Johnson – DPI
- Mat Springall – New Weeds in Sydney Basin
- Mel Hall and Paul Marynissen
- Andrew McGahey – Kudzu
- Robert Lester and Jake Kane – Aboriginal Perspective
- Tegan Burton – Bushcare Muogamarra
- Jim Casmir – Bushcare Warringah
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 email@example.com 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.