DPIPWE is developing a Biosecurity Strategy to protect and enhance the natural and cultural values of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) by reducing the impacts and risks associated with invasive organisms (weeds, pests and diseases) in terrestrial, marine and freshwater environments.
The TWWHA Biosecurity Strategy 2021-2031 aims to provide strategic direction for identifying, prioritising and responding to new and existing biosecurity threats in the TWWHA. The strategy is a key outcome of the TWWHA Management Plan 2016, which states that ‘A comprehensive suite of strategies is in place that minimises biosecurity risks to the natural values of the TWWHA’.
The strategy defines responsibilities and proposes a set of goals with associated actions that seek to improve planning, communication, reporting, training and education, research, compliance and emergency response related to biosecurity risks in and around the TWWHA.
Download the draft TWWHA Biosecurity Strategy 2021-2031
Draft TWWHA Biosecurity Strategy 2021-2031 (1Mb)
Make a submission
Written submissions are invited on any aspect of the draft TWWHA Biosecurity Strategy 2021-2031 by 5 pm 24 December 2020.
Please consider using the feedback form below for your submission. The form is structured to encourage feedback on the key goals and associated actions of the draft Strategy. Alternatively, please provide your written submission in a format such as Microsoft Word or equivalent.
Post to: TWWHA Biosecurity Strategy
Natural and Cultural Heritage Division, DPIPWE
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001
In line with Tasmanian Government policy for open and transparent consultation, submissions will be treated as public information and will be published on this webpage unless otherwise requested (see ‘Important information to note’ below).
Accessibility of submissions
The Government recognises that not all individuals or groups are equally placed to access and understand information. We are therefore committed to ensuring Government information is accessible and easily understood by people with diverse communication needs.
Where possible, please consider typing your submission into the public feedback form or alternatively, provide a written submission in a format such as Microsoft Word or equivalent. If these options are not available to you please contact the Natural and Cultural Heritage Division to discuss alternative methods of providing feedback.
Important information to note
Your name (and/or the name of the organisation you represent) will be published unless you request otherwise. No other personal information will be made public. In the absence of a clear indication that a submission is intended to be treated as confidential (or parts of the submission), the Department will treat the submission as public.
If you would like your submission treated as confidential, whether in whole or in part, please indicate this in writing when making your submission, clearly identifying the parts of your submission you want to remain confidential and the reasons why. In this case, your submission will not be published to the extent of that request.
Copyright in submissions remains with the author(s), not with the Tasmanian Government.
The Department will not publish, in whole or in part, submissions containing defamatory or offensive material. If your submission includes information that could enable the identification of other individuals then either all or parts of the submission will not be published.
The Right to Information Act 2009 and confidentiality
Information provided to the Government may be provided to an applicant under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI). If you have indicated that you wish all or part of your submission to be treated as confidential, your statement detailing the reasons may be taken into account in determining whether or not to release the information in the event of an RTI application for assessed disclosure. You may also be contacted to provide any further comment.
Consultation and engagement
Targeted stakeholder engagement informed the development of the draft strategy. A range of consultation activities including online surveys and face-to-face interviews were undertaken with different stakeholder groups to seek views on the priority biosecurity risks in the TWWHA and the issues associated with mitigating those risks.
We now welcome feedback from all stakeholders and interested parties on the draft strategy.
Natural and Cultural Heritage Division
Phone: 03 6165 4305 (DPIPWE Wildlife Reception)