Despite the challenge of administering a survey, the PHBG is committed to engaging with landholders. It understands that the best way to achieve broad engagement across the entire operational area is to activate multiple communication channels (e.g. social media, print media, radio) and provide opportunities for landholders to reach out to the PHBG (e.g. attendance at community events, information sessions, roadshows, open office days).
To achieve meaningful engagement and feedback on pest priorities and plans, there needs to be a deeper level of interaction between the PHBG and its stakeholders. The PHBG’s governance structure facilitates this interaction with its management committee being comprised of landholders and a LGA nominee from each of the five LGA areas. Through this project, the PHBG will go a step further and recruit additional landholders from each LGA to participate in a series of focus group sessions where topics, programs, projects and trade offs will be explored in greater detail.