Policy Partners assisted the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions in the development of a draft national investment plan for weeds research, development & extension.
Weeds remain a significant threat to the health of Australian landscapes, conservation values and the productivity and profitability of agriculture.
We prepared the exposure draft and undertook the first consultation phase for the development of this plan.
Incorporating feedback from the consultation draft, the second stage of creating this investment plan, is the exposure draft (downloadable via the image below). The exposure draft is based upon an initial analysis of the state of weeds RD&E funding in Australia, and initial Australia-wide consultation. The Plan covers 2020-2030, and it is important that the consultation continues to ensure the Plan has impact.
The exposure draft is currently open for feedback at https://invasives.com.au/weeds-rde-feedback/