09069: Establishment of wheatbelt regional biosecurity group
This project examined models for establishing a Recognised Biosecurity Group (RBG) in the Avon region to meet the requirements of the Biosecurity and Agricultural Management Act (2007).
Groups that control pests that impact on public as well as private interests can receive formal recognition as a RBG. These groups can raise funds within their area of operation to carry out programs to control established animal and plant pests; these funds are matched dollar-for-dollar by the State Government.
|Investment:||$ 88 773|
|In-kind contribution:||$ 25 000|
|Delivery organisation:||Wheatbelt NRM|
|Project duration:||June 2010 - March 2013|
|Location:||Avon River Basin|
Major project achievements
Community engagement through workshops, written discussion papers and media coverage increased public awareness to the necessity of establishing biosecurity. Directly, 38 people were engaged through the workshops.
The outcomes of the project were provided to DAFWA to inform policy development.
- Reassessment of milestones may be key to project completion if they are unnecessary or redundant - regulations prevented community consultation but not the overall project.
Wheat belt Natural Resource Management Inc.; Department of Agriculture and Food; GHD Pty Ltd.; Bodalin Catchment Group; Corrigin Farm Improvement Group; Corrigin CRC; Eastern Wheatbelt Declared Species Group; Toodyay Friends of the River; Wyalkatchem Men's Shed