National Weed RD&E Investment Plan

Summary

Weeds remain a significant threat to the health of Australian landscapes, conservation values and the productivity and profitability of agriculture. In providing its investment of $20 million in the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions (the Centre), the Federal Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources requested the Centre to develop a 10-year Investment Plan for Weed Research, Development and Extension that aims to improve weed management in Australia. While the Investment Plan’s main purpose will be to establish a ten-year national investment framework for weed R,D&E, the consultancy process should also act to guide shorter-term Centre investment of around $1 million over 2018-19 to 2021-22.

Status

In progress

Objectives

  • Prepare a situation analysis and discussion paper to elicit initial Centre agreement on the scope of the Investment Plan and the mechanisms for stakeholder engagement in the preparation of the Plan, and to provide potential stakeholders with discussion prompts during the consultation phase.
  • Facilitate a consultation phase that includes face to face and/or teleconference briefings to obtain feedback from key informants, critical stakeholders and potential co-investors or complementary investors.
  • Prepare and submit an Investment Plan accompanied by recommendations on its implementation, communication and ongoing monitoring and assessment.

Project Leader



A/Prof. Richard Price

Outputs

Weeds RD&E consultation summary and feedback form – https://invasives.com.au/weeds-rde-feedback

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