In September 2017, the Central Highlands Regional Council Biosecurity Plan 2017-2022 was adopted.
This plan has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of Section 53 of the Biosecurity Act 2014, to establish and promote a cooperative, best practice strategy for the management of biosecurity matter (invasive plants and animals) within the Central Highlands Regional Council local government area.
The act supports the prevention, eradication and effective management of pest animals and invasive plants by providing for the development of Biosecurity Plans.
The Biosecurity Plan aims to bring together the local government and the community to better manage pest animals and invasive plants within the local government area, targeting the highest priority biosecurity management activities that are those most likely to succeed.
Local governments are responsible for ensuring invasive biosecurity matter is managed within their local area and in accordance with locally or regionally developed plans, where the local governments and the community are well placed to control biosecurity matter.