Targeting Blackberry hot spots

Do you have Blackberry on your property? Or know of a location affected by an infestation?

The Shire of Dardanup is working in collaboration with neighbouring local governments to identify and treat blackberry hot spots.

Your help in identifying priority target areas by completing an online or hard copy survey would be valuable.

Our online survey can be accessed via THIS LINK.

You can also download a HARD COPY of the survey via this link, complete and

Deliver to: Administration Centre, Eaton or Dardanup Office
Email to: records@dardanup.wa.gov.au
Post to: Shire of Dardanup, PO BOX 7016, EATON, 6232

The Shires of Dardanup, Donnybrook Balingup and Collie have joined forces in a bold plan to eradicate blackberry in local drought-affected catchments and waterways, due to its negative impact on agricultural production.

Following a successful grant application, the three local governments received $945,798 from the Federal Government’s ‘Communities Combating Pest and Weed Impacts During Drought’ Program to fund the project.

Leschenault Catchment Council has been engaged to run the project.

All three shires were eligible to apply for the Federal funding as agriculture was proven to be a major economic driver across the region and blackberry had become a major problem by invading pastures and restricting livestock access to water.

The South West WA Collaborate Declared Weed Management Scheme will involve a collaborative and strategic approach to controlling declared weeds in the region.

The objective of the scheme is to assist the local community in the management of pests that have a negative impact on agricultural production during drought.

Dardanup Shire President Mick Bennett said: “Agriculture is a major industry for all three local governments.”

“We share borders and we share water catchment areas. It is important that we protect this industry through biosecurity management.

“The projects that form part of this scheme will provide much needed assistance to our local farmers and offer long- term sustainable management of weeds.”