The Darling Downs Moreton Rabbit Board (DDMRB) maintains the 555km rabbit fence that runs from Goombi (north-west of Chinchilla) to Mt Gipps (near Rathdowney). The board works with landholders and Councils to prevent rabbits from becoming established in the 28,000-square-kilometre operational area, which is home to some of the State's most productive agricultural land and unique ecosystems.
The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is undertaking a review of the role, effectiveness and funding arrangements of the DDMRB, in conjunction with local Councils and the Local Government Association of Queensland, and rural landholders and agricultural producers are invited to provide feedback.
The review will also look at the future role of the DDMRB and the rabbit fence in an animal control context.
Survey for agricultural and livestock producers
Agricultural and livestock producers are invited to complete this survey (link below) which will inform the review, including the development and assessment of options for alternative management arrangements.
For further information on the Darling Downs Moreton Rabbit Board, please visit www.ddmrb.org.au