Northern Territory draft Biosecurity Strategy 2015-2025

The Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries is seeking your feedback on NT’s Draft Biosecurity Strategy 2015-2025.

The strategy covers the next decade (2015-2025) and includes a range of short, medium and long term goals for biosecurity management in the long term goals for biosecurity management in the NT.

At the centre of the draft strategy are six integrated goals with key actions. Through these goals the draft strategy commits to: 

  • Undertaking a review of existing legislative, regulatory and policy frameworks to streamline processes and clarify responsibilities

  • Putting in place a more comprehensive risk analysis and response approach to biosecurity program management and project implementation

  • Emphasizing and prioritizing community and stakeholder engagement and education to support grass roots biosecurity action through better extension and capability development programs

  • Including traditional knowledge networks and engaging more closely with Traditional Owners and established Ranger groups to strengthen biosecurity capacity throughout the NT

  • Keeping a focus on science and technological innovation to improve surveillance, detection and response capabilities in the region

  • Measuring performance in an open and transparent way to ensure continual improvement is front of mind. 

To view the Draft NT Biosecurity Strategy 2015-2025, visit: www.primaryindustry.nt.gov.au . To make a submission please email biosecuritystrategy.dpif@nt.gov.au .