2018 Gamba Action Program Launched By Minister

2018 Gamba Action Program Launched By Minister

Northern Territory Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Eva Lawler

2018 Gamba Action Program Launched

Victor P Taffa

Northern Territory Government is continuing its fight against Gamba grass by today launching the 2018 Gamba Action Program.

As most Top End landholders already know, Gamba grass is a highly invasive weed that creates high fuel loads and burns easily putting lives, property and the environment at risk.

“If we are to effectively manage and stop the spread of Gamba we must all take our responsibility seriously. The Territory Government is assisting Top End landholders by providing free herbicide.” Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Eva Lawler said.

“This year’s program will continue the positive progress made last year that resulted in a record 2,300 participants obtaining free herbicide.”

Gamba Action Program means landholders can collect free herbicide and loan equipment to manage Gamba on their property.

Landholders can contact the Weed Management Branch for spray equipment loans, and can obtain free limited herbicide at:

  • Freds Pass Sport and Recreation Reserve, Bees Creek – 0427 272 586
  • Katherine Weed Management Depot – 8973 8857
  • Bushfires NT, Batchelor – 8976 0098
  • Territory Wildlife Park, Berry Springs – 0401 114 912
  • Dundee Beach – 8978 2107
  • Wagait Shire Council – 8978 5185
  • Beatrice Hill Volunteer Bushfire Brigade – 0447 074 432
  • Milne Volunteer Fire Brigade – 8977 9041
  • DENR Weed Management Branch (Darwin) – 8999 4567

Herbicide will be available from Freds Pass Sport and Recreation Reserve from 8 am to midday today, with all other locations open from Monday 3 December.

Department of Environment and Natural Resources can also help landholders plan their approach to controlling and managing Gamba on their property so their efforts aren’t wasted.

Landholders can call 8999 4567 for more information.