Former Cobar resident Justin Schick has joined the Western Local Land Services team as the new project manager of the NSW Wild Dog Fence Extension project.
Mr Schick, who is based in Dubbo, has previous project management experience working in the mining industry in Cobar.
He commenced in the Western LLS role last month and said he is looking forward to delivering this project which will be a game-changer for Western NSW.
“The extension of the NSW Border Wild Dog Fence is such an important project not only for the livestock producers in Western NSW but the local communities,” Mr Schick said.
“The current wild dog fence is around 583 kilometres along the NSW and Queensland/South Australian borders and once this project is complete, it will be over 1,300-kilometres which will deliver so many benefits for the local region, and throughout the state.
“It’s estimated this project will employ 85 people while there will be a number of ongoing full-time jobs created once the fence extension is complete.
“There are so many positives associated with this project and I am looking forward to working with the local landholders, community members, Aboriginal communities and stakeholders to deliver it for the people of NSW.”
The NSW Government has committed
$37.5million to extending the NSW Border Wild Dog Fence (commonly known as the dog fence).
The commitment came following a feasibility study that was commissioned by the Border Fence Maintenance Board and funded by Local Land Services.