Undullah Road in Cedar Grove, in the Scenic Rim region of south-east Queensland is heavily infested with fire ants. Some nests are 4.5 metres long and over a meter wide. That means they’ve been there a long time.
Not only do they pose a threat to the rural properties along Undullah Road, they are within fire ant flight distance of major turf farms and the township of Jimboomba. If those rural properties, turf farms and township are not already infested, it is likely they soon will be.
Cedar Grove has been within the Fire Ant Biosecurity Zone and the operational zone of the National Red Imported Fire Ant Eradication Program since 2015. This is more evidence that the National Red Imported Fire Ant Eradication Program is an utter failure. Since the program started in 2001, the infestation has blown out from 40,000ha to over 650,000 ha and cost $600m of public money.
Time for a Royal Commission to hold those responsible to account.
11th July 2021
despite the fact Cedar Grove has been within the Fire Ant Biosecurity Zone since 2015.