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


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’

Download Program

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 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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