European house borer regulations

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What is a Priority Management Zone?

A Priority Management Zone (PMZ) is an area established around properties where EHB has been found, and may include adjoining properties on which there is pinewood, and due to their proximity to the infestation are likely to become infested with EHB.

Under the Agriculture and Related Resources Protection (European House Borer) Regulations 2006, property owners within PMZ areas are given a written notice advising them of PMZ requirements.

Movement of untreated pinewood on to and off a PMZ notified property is restricted. All pinewood must be destroyed or treated to prevent infestation and further spread.

What is a Restricted Movement Zone (RMZ)?

A Restricted Movement Zone (RMZ) is an area established within an approximate 2km radius from a PMZ where EHB has been found.

Refer to maps for current affected areas.

The RMZ containment area is the focus of department surveillance and regulatory actions. Movement of pinewood out of a RMZ is restricted and hopefully the actions of business and the general community will lead eventually to eradication of this destructive wood borer in WA.

Any changes made to RMZ boundaries will lead to new descriptions of the affected RMZ area being published in the government gazette and in local newspaper public notices. The notices will provide details of the RMZ restrictions imposed by the EHB regulations.

Contact information

Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS)
+61 (0)8 9368 3080