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Tablelands Biosecurity Plan 2019–24

Project Overview

Thank you for your submissions on the draft Tablelands Biosecurity Plan 2019-24. Your feedback will be considered for the final draft.

Submissions are now closed.

For further information about the plan please phone1300 362 242.

The draft Tablelands Biosecurity Plan 2019–24 is guided by the Biosecurity Act 2014 and based on a review of the Tablelands Regional Council (TRC) Pest Plan 2014–18. The purpose of the plan is to safeguard the region’s economy, environment, agriculture and tourism from pests and diseases.

The plan contains:

  • an overview of the act and obligations for pest plant and animal management
  • a summary of biosecurity plant and animal pest species based on local operational and community priorities restricted matter categories of the act, other state and national criteria and the Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (FNQROC) pest management risk analysis framework
  • action plans for species-specific control recommendations.

The plan was formed by the Tablelands Pest Management Advisory Committee (TPMAC) with representatives from community groups, and local and State government, and reflects community expectations with agreed action plans for twenty plant and five animal pest species. The plan also acknowledges that pest management impacts the entire community and provides an operational framework that applies to all groups, interests and land uses. It outlines areas of pest management responsibilities for individuals, agencies and organisations, and provides landholders with strategic direction and mechanisms to set priorities for pest management on their property.

Providing feedback on the draft plan

We are receiving feedback on the draft plan until 5pm Friday 2 August 2019. Your feedback can be:

  • submitted by completing the 'Provide feedback' section on this page
  • emailed
  • delivered to any TRC customer service centre
  • posted to PO Box 573, Atherton 4883.
  • Draft plan available for comment
  • Feedback reviewed
  • Plan endorsed by Council
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