Funding of  $600,000 has been announced to protect the recently declared wild rivers of Western Queensland from pests and weeds.


Feral pigs, wild dogs and invasive weeds like parthenium and parkinsonia will be on the hit list under the new management package to protect the wild river’s natural values.


Ten indigenous wild river rangers will also be employed to boost management of the Lake Eyre Basin’s wild rivers.


Consultation with local government, Desert Channels Queensland and other organisations will start soon to determine the most effective way to deliver projects with the funding.