Local Government’s involvement in biosecurity can range from being a contact point for concerned community members, through to developing pest management local laws under the Local Government Act 1995.
Currently biosecurity is managed under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Act 2007 (BAM Act), and the BAM Regulations, introduced in 2013. Local Government is represented on the Biosecurity Council and is involved in various Recognised Biosecurity Groups (RBGs).
Biosecurity Workshop Notes
A number of Biosecurity Workshops were held in January and February, with the aim of Identifying key biosecurity issues and possible mitigation options for Local Government; and providing input into WALGA’s future mitigation and advocacy actions. Click here for the Workshop Notes.
Existing options for Local Governments to deal with biosecurity threats