Constructions starts on the world’s longest wild dog fence
Construction is underway on the NSW Border Wild Dog Fence extension, which runs along the Queensland and South Australian border.
The $37.5 million dog fence project will extend the fence by 742km. 420km in the east next to Mingindi and 332km in the south, near the Murray River.
The first stage of the dog fence project is a 15km priority pilot site at Hungerford. The rest of the fence extension will be built in stages.
Once the extension is completed, the dog fence will double in length to 1325km. This will make it the longest wild dog fence in the world.
Each year in NSW, wild dogs cause more than $22 million in damages and lost production to primary producers and local communities.
Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW Adam Marshall said the fence played a vital role in mitigating the impacts of wild dogs and was critically important to western NSW and the entire state.
“The fence will help to stimulate local and regional economies that have been devastated by the impacts of the drought and COVID-19, with around 85 jobs expected to be created,” Mr Marshall said.
Learn more about the NSW Border Wild Dog Fence project