Landcare Snapshot 17 November 2016

Below is the weekly update covering Landcare activities, upcoming events and funding presented on Landcare’s weekly segment with Anne Delaney on Riverina ABC Breakfast Radio live from ~6.40am on Thursday mornings.

Biosecurity Regulation 2016

The Biosecurity Act 2015 was passed by Parliament in September 2015 and once commenced, will replace 10 whole existing Acts and parts of four other Acts. Before the Act can commence, supporting subordinate legislation must be developed to align the management of biosecurity risks with the tools and powers contained in the Act.

The proposed Biosecurity Regulation 2016, like the Biosecurity Act, covers the biosecurity spectrum, reducing the need for multiple regulations.

Preliminary consultation on the proposed management approach for a number of animal and plant pests and diseases, weeds and contaminants has been ongoing since late 2015 with 37 discussion papers released for consultation, leading to the upcoming consultation on the proposed Regulation and Regulatory Impact Statement.

Have your say
The proposed Regulation and Regulatory Impact Statement will be available for public consultation from 14 November 2016 to 5pm – 29 January 2017.

Information sessions
A series of community drop-in sessions will be held across NSW during November. Drop in anytime over the two hours, view the display, talk with our Biosecurity team and have your say.

Within the Riverina, sessions will be held at:

Griffith 1pm – 3pm Griffith City Library Monday 28 November

Albury 4pm – 6pm Albury Entertainment Centre Wednesday 30 November

There are many ways to have your say. View the proposed Regulation, Regulatory Impact Statement, the Biosecurity Manual, facts sheets and other information online from 14 November 2016.

For further information visit http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/content/biosecurity/biosecurity-act-2015/consultation or call 1800 808 095.

 

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For people reading this for the first time……. welcome. Landcare interest and activity in the Riverina is building momentum and as such, we continue to expand our list of Landcare contacts. This not only includes Landcare groups in the Riverina but the many other stakeholders and individuals who contribute in a variety of ways. If you do not want to receive this email please let us know and we will remove your address. If you would like to receive these snapshots as a weekly email, please contact Bindi at rlf@mli.org.au

Please forward to your groups and networks. Importantly, keep sending in your events to plug on the radio and with our weekly updates. And, importantly let us know how your event went.

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