The Dog Fence Board

The Dog Fence Board (the Board) is the governing body set up to administer and manage the approximately 2,150 kilometre long South Australian section of the Dog Fence. Local dog fence boards (Local Boards) are established to patrol and maintain the Dog Fence. There are currently 4 Local Boards in South Australia, each with responsibility for a section of the fence.

Members of the Dog Fence Board

Members of the Dog Fence Board are appointed under the Dog Fence Act 1946. The current Board members were appointed on 14 July 2019 and will retain their positions on the Board until 13 July 2023.

The Dog Fence Board chair and members are:

Chair

Geoff Power 
Nominated by Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development

Members

Jock MacLachlan
nominated by Livestock SA
Occupier of rateable land adjoining the Dog Fence

Christobel Treloar
nominated by Livestock SA
Occupier of rateable land south of the Dog Fence

Peter Whittlesea
nominated by Minister for Environment and Water
Occupier of rateable land south of the Dog Fence

Peter Lawrie
nominated by Far West Dog Fence Boards Association

Reports on the Dog Fence

The Board report the condition of the fence and inspection and management activities in their inspection reports and annual reports.

Administrative support for the Board

The Dog Fence Board funds 2.4 positions to:

  • support the administration of the Dog Fence Board
  • inspect on-ground activities associated with the Dog Fence.

These positions are hosted by Biosecurity SA’s Invasive Species Unit.

Page Last Reviewed: 17 Jul 2019
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