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Invasive species rangelands appointment

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Wednesday, 7. August 2013 - 11:15

A new Invasive Species project manager for the rangelands, Kay Bailey, has taken up her appointment in Kununurra with the Department of Agriculture and Food.

Ms Bailey said she was looking forward to working with staff across the department, particularly the Invasive Species program, and the rangelands community.

“Taking a strategic approach and ensuring that all the available resources are used efficiently will be a challenge that I am keen to work with all involved to achieve,” Ms Bailey said.

“Over the coming months I will be building my knowledge of the region and getting to know the people involved in the rangelands.”

Department Invasive Species manager Simon Merewether said Ms Bailey’s strengths in strategic planning, partnership development and leadership would be a bonus for the department in meeting the challenges in the rangelands.

“Kay brings extensive experience in the management of invasive species projects, including weeds and feral animal pests,” Mr Merewether said.

“Her most recent work has been as the National Athel Pine, Mimosa pigra and Bellyache Bush Weeds of National Significance Coordinator with the Department of Land Resource Management in Alice Springs.

“She also previously worked with the Tamar Natural Resource Management in Tasmania.”

Ms Bailey grew up in Rocky Gully and Mount Barker in the Great Southern, and the rangelands appointment brings her home to Western Australia after many years working in the eastern states.


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