ACT Biosecurity Strategy
The effective management of biosecurity risks is critical to minimising the impacts of weeds, pest animals, and plant and animal pests and diseases on our economy, environment and the community. The ACT Biosecurity Strategy highlights the importance of biosecurity for the ACT and identifies the goals, objectives and supporting actions for addressing biosecurity across the Territory.
This strategy acknowledges that biosecurity is a shared responsibility and sets out recommended strategic directions for all stakeholders in the ACT's biosecurity to work towards over the next ten years. It provides the foundations for governments, industry, non-government organisations and the community to work together and to share resources, knowledge and expertise to develop a strong and integrated biosecurity system for the ACT. This strategy also recognises and responds to the fact that the ACT is surrounded by NSW and must work closely together to manage shared biosecurity threats. Hence its goals and outcomes are closely aligned with those of NSW.