Like other parts of Australia, the Macleay Valley has many introduced animals that have become pests.
Pest animals found in Kempsey Shire include wild dogs, foxes, rabbits, deer, feral cats and common myna birds. These pest animals cause problems by:
For these reasons, pest animals present a significant threat to our environment, economy and community health and well-being.
Kempsey Shire Council partners with government agencies, community groups, land owners and residents to manage the impacts of these species.
Under the Biosecurity Act 2015, government, industry and the community have a duty to work together to reduce the negative impacts of pest animals in New South Wales.
If you are a land manager, you need to:
The North Coast Regional Strategic Pest Animal Management Plan(PDF, 3MB) provides information on how you can meet your obligations under the Act, as well as general guidance about local pest animal management.