NEWA Biosecurity Officers - up up and away!

(Left to right) Matt Bertalli, Trent McIntyre, Rachel Betts, Chris Battersby (Tenterfield Shire Council Biosecurity Officer), Geoff Riley, Josh Robb, Josh Biddle and Matt Benham
05th Aug 2021

On a freezing winter's day in July, our Biosecurity Officers underwent drone training with Total RPA.  Staff received their Remote Pilot License for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. This will assist in inspections of properties where it is hard to drive to location such as deep in gorges or up on steep, hilly, rocky or treed areas. Our Biosecurity Officers are working hard to assist farmers in any way they can to identify priority weeds or new incursions of prohibited plants or unknown plant species.

Below; Josh Biddle and Matt Benham being training for the sub 25kg drone class.

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