January 2018 - eradicated
Location: Fremantle and parts of North Fremantle, East Fremantle and White Gum Valley
status: As of 19 April 2018, the Quarantine Area Notice applying to Fremantle and parts of North Fremantle, East Fremantle and White Gum Valley, and the suspension of Qfly Area Freedom within a 15km radius of the detection have been lifted.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) and horticultural growers would like to acknowledge and thank everyone who cooperated and assisted in the eradication campaign.
This was very much a community response and containment of this pest would not have been possible without the willing participation of the community. In particular thank you for complying with movement restrictions and accommodating repeated property visits. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
We would like to thank local businesses, community gardens, markets, local government and other community groups for their support of our eradication activities, and willingness to distribute information to maximise awareness amongst the community.
The department is also grateful for the support of industry, which is always vital to achieving a successful outcome.