New SA Rabbit Control Coordinator announced

New SA Rabbit Control Coordinator announced

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Josh Rosser has been appointed as the new Rabbit Control Coordinator for South Australia.

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RECENT RECRUIT: Liberal candidate for Mayo Georgina Downer, Primary Industries Minister Tim Whetstone and new Rabbit Control Coordinator Josh Rosser.

RECENT RECRUIT: Liberal candidate for Mayo Georgina Downer, Primary Industries Minister Tim Whetstone and new Rabbit Control Coordinator Josh Rosser.

Josh Rosser has been appointed as the new Rabbit Control Coordinator for SA, in a bid to control pest populations across the state.

The new position will involve Mr Rosser - who has extensive experience in natural resource management - working with farmers, landholders and governments to tackle rabbit numbers.

Primary Industries Minister Tim Whetstone said Mr Rosser's role will be a key force for rabbit control initiatives.

"Mr Rosser will work to drive greater effectiveness from control programs and empower the community, conservation and farming groups to collaborate in managing rabbit populations," Mr Whetstone said.

With the impact of rabbits estimated to cost SA's agricultural industry more than $30 million annually, Mr Whetstone said controlling the pest was paramount.

"Rabbits are a blight on the environment and require constant attention," he said.

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