Pest species in Northland are listed in the RPMS. These strategies provide guidance on how pest plants and animals will be managed in the region. New operational plans are being developed for the species in the RPMS. The content of these plans has been influenced by the Pest Management National Plan of Action, published in February 2011.
The new operational plans are more detailed than previous versions and cover the five years of the RPMS. They include more information about what we are doing and why, programme costs, assumptions and risks. There will now be clear links between the council's Long Term Plan, RPMS and operational plans. The plans also include measurable, time-bound performance targets, to enable clear and effective reporting on progress and to guide programme improvements.