2019-20 Declared Pest Rates

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Declared Pest Rates for 2019-20 have been determined for 13 Recognised Biosecurity Groups and were published in the WA Government Gazette on 9 July 2019. 

Declared Pest Rates (DPR) are chargeable only for local governments within the prescribed area of a Recognised Biosecurity Group (RBG). Not all local governments have a RBG operating in their area, or have a Declared Pest Rate being raised in their area.

Recognised Biosecurity Groups and the Declared Pest Rate

There are currently 14 RBGs, and $5.374 million (which includes rates raised and matching State Government funding) will be made available to 13 of these groups in 2019-20. 

The 2019-20 DPR notice was published in the Government Gazette on 9 July 2019. It details the Declared Pest Rates chargeable for eligible Local Government Areas.

The Northern Biosecurity Group and Leschenault Biosecurity Group will this year have a rate raised for the first time. 

RBGs with rates determined for 2019-20 are listed below:

  • Blackwood Biosecurity Inc
  • Carnarvon Rangelands Biosecurity Association
  • Central Wheatbelt Biosecurity Association
  • Eastern Wheatbelt Biosecurity Group
  • Esperance Biosecurity Association
  • Goldfields-Nullarbor Rangelands Biosecurity Association
  • Kimberley Rangelands Biosecurity Association
  • Leschenault Biosecurity Group
  • Meekatharra Rangelands Biosecurity Association
  • Northern Biosecurity Group
  • Peel Harvey Biosecurity Group
  • Pilbara Regional Biosecurity Group
  • Southern Biosecurity Group

The Northern Biosecurity Group and Leschenault Biosecurity Group will this year have a rate raised for the first time. 

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