Biosecurity Strategy

A draft Biosecurity Strategy has been launched for public comment.

draft Biosecurity Strategy for comment

The draft strategy covers the next decade (2015-2025) and sets a range of short, medium and long term goals for biosecurity management in the NT. Core parts of the draft strategy that I would encourage you to consider the draft carefully and provide feedback on the vision, mission, criteria for success, and the 6 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.

You will also be able to view the draft document and associated material via the following web link after the launch:

An online survey will be made available from Monday next week. Otherwise a template for all written feedback will be made available to allow people who prefer not to use the survey to have a say. All feedback will be welcomed.


Your help and support to distribute the web link and liaise with your members and other key stakeholders to make them aware of the opportunity to comment on the draft would also be appreciated.