King Island & Furneaux Island Group Biosecurity Plans

​​​​​​​​Biosecurity plans for both King Island and the Furneaux Group including Flinders Island are being developed.

The plans are aimed at addressing a range of biosecurity risks and their possible impact on Bass Strait Island environments, economies, and communities.

Biosecurity Tasmania will be seeking community input and support at every stage of the plans development - from design and implementation, through to future reviews. 

It's a major opportunity for all stakeholders to help protect local farmland and environment from the risks posed by weeds, pests and diseases.

Consultation will take place with a wide range of stakeholders with an interest in protecting island biosecurity, including: 
  • local residents; 
  • a range of businesses and industries; 
  • primary producers; 
  • business workers; 
  • tourism operators; 
  • freight service providers; 
  • community service organisations; 
  • council representatives;
  • recreational fishers; 
  • surfers; 
  • bird watchers; 
  • golfers; and 
  • members of special interest groups.

How can you​​ get involved

​There are many ways to be a part of this process. Community engagement sessions will be held on both islands in the near future to allow those with an interest to contribute to the development of these important plans.

Community engagement session dates:

King Island Biosecurity Plan Consultation Session (Second Sessions)
Monday 19 June 2017
1:30pm and 6pm
King Island Council Chambers

Furneaux Islands (including Flinders Island) Biosecurity Plan Consultation Session
Friday 16 June 2017
10 am - 12 noon
Furneaux​ Arts and Entertainment Centre

Information on the development of the plans will be posted to this website including a range of supporting materials, fact sheets, dates of consulation sessions and a range of other resources to assist in the plans' development.

Download a Consultative Meeting Feedback Form (return completed forms to the relavent contact listed below).\
​For more information about the plans, community sessions and other ways you can help, please contact the Senior Biosecurity Officers on the Islands.

Contact

Senior Biosecurity Officer - Furneaux Islands including Flinders Island
John O'Dell
Phone: 03 6359 2148
Mobile: 0419 437 370
Email: John.O'Dell@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Senior Biosecurity Officer - King Island
Andrea Bowden
Mobile: 0448 905 549
Email: andrea.bowden@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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