(15-06-17) North Burnett Biosecurity Programs

Jun 15, 2017 | Front Page Feature, News

Did you know that under the Biosecurity Act 2014, Council Officers acting under authorised Biosecurity Programs are permitted to gain access to properties for the purpose of;

  • Inspecting for biosecurity matter and risks (formerly known as “declared pest” plant/animals);
  • Mapping or otherwise identifying/confirming the existence and spread of biosecurity matter and risks;
  • Engaging with land owners/occupiers regarding the management of biosecurity matter and risks;
  • Ensuring biosecurity matter and risks are being appropriately managed in line with legislative requirements and/or Council’s Biosecurity Plan/Programs.

These Biosecurity Programs will be conducted in accordance with approved policies, procedures and legislative requirements.

The Biosecurity Programs are approved to operate for a period of three (3) years unless amended by Council resolution. These programs apply to all land (inclusive of that both privately and publically owned) within the North Burnett region (as defined by Council boundaries).

Council’s authorised Biosecurity Programs include both “Surveillance” and “Prevention and Control” Programs as prescribed under legislation.

These Biosecurity Programs were authorised at the Council Meeting held on 15th February 2017.

Council’s objective is fundamentally to engage with the community and ensure biosecurity matter and risks are appropriately managed for the greater good of the community, region and state.

For further information on Biosecurity Programs, please contact Council’s Environmental Services staff on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC), email Council or call in to your local Library, Administration Office or Customer Service Centre.

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