Central West Regional Biodiversity Strategy 2024-2029

A strategic regional approach to improving the coordination and delivery of pest animal management activities and invasive pest weeds in Central Western Queensland.

The Central Western Queensland (CWQ) Remote Area Planning and Development Board (RAPAD) is the Regional Organisation of Councils for the seven shires of CWQ.

Member councils, agreed in late 2010 to work together for regional pest management in partnership with other regional stakeholders and formed the Central West Regional Pest Management Group (CWRPMG).


  • Provides opportunities for more effective strategic control of pest animals and invasive plants through setting regionally agreed priorities, providing effective coordination and lobbing for resources.
  • Established the Central West Regional Pest Partnership Group (CWRPPG) as the regional action group. It is made up of Rural Lands Officers (RLOs) from partner Councils, technical support from Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) and Desert Channels Queensland (DCQ) as well as partners AgForce and Lake Eyre Basin Rangers.

The Strategy considers biosecurity matters under the Biosecurity Act 2014 (Qld), as well as identified region-specific threats within the following local government areas:

  • Barcaldine Regional Council
  • Barcoo Shire Council
  • Blackall-Tambo Regional Council
  • Boulia Shire Council
  • Diamantina Shire Council
  • Longreach Regional Council
  • Winton Shire Council
Download the CWRB Strategy

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