The State Government’s plans for a modern, simpler, and more effective Biosecurity Act have been released for public consultation. The new Biosecurity Act, dealing with plant and animal pests, aims to create new opportunities for our primary industries, reduce red tape, drive down costs and better align with national and interstate approaches.
A strong and effective biosecurity system is vital for protecting South Australia’s reputation for exceptional food, wine and fibre. The State Government would like feedback to ensure that modern, simple, and more effective laws are developed to protect South Australia from evolving biosecurity threats.
Biosecurity is everybody’s responsibility whether you are a farmer, a fisher, a backyard fruit and vegetable grower, a food manufacturer, a transporter, tourist, or a member of the community.
The new Act will ensure everyone understands and acts on their shared responsibility to protect the State by preventing, eliminating and minimising the spread of pest and disease. The six-week public consultation will close on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.
To view the consultation documents and have your say visit the PIRSA website.