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Wild dog fence funding boost for Murchison

The McGowan Government will invest $550,000 towards the construction of a vermin fence in the Murchison region as part of its ongoing commitment to action on wild dogs.

The landholder-proposed fence builds on the State Barrier Fence and existing vermin fences to enclose and protect small livestock such as sheep and goats from wild dog attacks.

The proposed Murchison regional vermin fence will enclose 52 pastoral stations in a wild dog-proof cell.

Murchison Regional Vermin Council will lead the project and pastoralists will contribute matching funding towards construction of the fence and will support ongoing maintenance.

The funding is additional to the $4 million Rangelands Cell Fencing Program announced last month and currently open to pastoral groups.

This project has been advanced separately as it falls between State Barrier Fence and cell fencing schemes.