The West

A business case to construct a wild dog fence around Kalgoorlie-Boulder is expected to be completed this week.

Kalgoorlie Pastoral Alliance head Ross Wood said once complete, the plan would go before the organisation’s board before being submitted to the State Government.

“We are producing a plan at the moment to go to the Government and we are pretty hopeful this will be a bit of a breakthrough for the pastoral industry,” Mr Wood said.

“Finally we will get the protection we need.”

Construction of a 950km biosecurity fence around a portion of the Goldfields pastoral region was proposed by the alliance earlier this year.

It is thought the $7.2 million fence would help curtail growing wild dog populations and bring relief to the sheep industry.

The Goldfields Nullarbor Rangelands Biosecurity Association will this week distribute 18 tonnes of baits in an effort to control wild dogs in the region.

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