Biosecurity boost for State's agricultural sector

 

Biosecurity boost for State's agricultural sector

Thanks to the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program, $20 million is being invested in the agriculture and food sector’s biosecurity defences to help capture a share of growing international markets.
The project includes activities to address biosecurity risk assessment, early detection of declared pests and disease, preparedness to respond to incursions of significant pests and disease, awareness and compliance with new laws, community engagement and the use of new technology.
The project is part of the $300 million Seizing the Opportunity Agriculture initiative, a whole-of-government approach delivering outcomes for the agrifood industry sector with four agencies supporting the delivery of 14 programs.
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said this Royalties for Regions investment would be community-led and encourage innovative solutions to help manage biosecurity risks.
“Industry, Government and the community are working together to protect the value and reputation of WA’s agrifood sector and enhance the vitality of regional communities,” he said.