Intrastate movements – new and alternative requirements (Section 44)

Pursuant to section 44 of the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 (the Act) the Director General of Agriculture and Food granted temporary approval for new and alternative requirements for the intrastate movement of certain potential carriers of declared pests.

This section 44 temporary approval remains in force until 31 July 2018.

Section 44 requirements summary

These requirements take effect as an alternative to the requirements currently imposed under regulation 20 and 21 of the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Regulations 2013. The requirements will remain in place until 31 July 2018, by which time they should have been made permanent by amendment of the regulations.

Failure to comply with the requirements constitutes an offence under the Act and penalties apply.

Of particular importance are the requirements relating to the movement of banana containers to Kununurra and Carnarvon. These have been introduced to combat the threat of introduction of Panama Disease, a devastating disease of bananas recently found in Queensland. Please note the re-packing of bananas on arrival in Western Australia does not avoid the requirement for inspection and identification.

See the next page for the full requirements approved pursuant to Section 44.

Section 44 - temporary approval for alternative requirement

Temporary approval is granted for the following requirements to be imposed as alternatives to the requirements imposed by regulations 20 and 21 of the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Regulations 2013. 

 

This section 44 temporary approval remains in force until 31 January 2018. 

 

Movement of potential carriers from specified areas

A person must not bring or supply a potential carrier specified in column 2 of the Table below from an area specified opposite it in column 3 of the Table into a DP area unless in accordance with a permit, or the potential carrier is identified as, or certified in accordance with the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (Quality Assurance and Accreditation) Regulations 2013 regulation 4 or 6 as, being free from, being produced under an approved pest free area protocol relating to, having been treated in an approved way for; or not being a pathway for, any declared pest for the DP area specified opposite it in column 4 of the below Table.

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Potential carrier

 

Column 3

Areas from which movement controlled

Column 4

Declared pest

Item 1     

Palm plants and cut palm foliage

Local government district of Broome

Brontispa longissima:

Palm leaf beetle

Item 2

 

Banana plants (except fruit) Soil

Area within 50km radius of Carnarvon Post Office

Pentalonia nigronervosa:

Banana aphid

 

Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense (Race 1): Panama wilt

Item 3

 

Banana plants (except fruit) Soil

Area within 50km radius of Kununurra Post Office

Cosmopolites sordidus:

Banana weevil borer

Item 4 Cut flowers and foliage, fruit, plants and vegetables

 

Ord River Irrigation Area, being that portion of the State that is north of latitude 17°S and east of longitude 127°E

Thrips palmi: Melon thrip

Note: A person who contravenes this regulation commits an offence under section 24.

Intrastate movement of potential carriers into specified areas

A person must not bring or supply a potential carrier specified in column 2 of the below Table into a DP area specified opposite in column 3 of the Table from another part of the State unless in accordance with a permit, or the potential carrier is identified as, or certified in accordance with the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (Quality Assurance and Accreditation) Regulations 2013 regulation 4 or 6 as, being free from, being produced under an approved pest free area protocol relating to, having been treated in an approved way for or not being a pathway for, the corresponding declared pest specified in column 4 of the below Table or any potential carrier of that declared pest specified in brackets in that column.

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Potential carrier

Column 3

Area into which movement controlled

Column 4 Declared pest
1 Potatoes imported into Western Australia except potatoes imported from Tasmania Shire of Gingin, being that portion of the State comprising the area bounded by a line starting from a point on the sea coast situated west from the south-west corner of Mandurah townsite and extending

south-easterly to the south corner of Coolup townsite; thence south-southeasterly to the southernmost corner of Collie townsite; thence in a general south-easterly direction passing through the north-east corner of Dinninup at Cape Riche; thence south-westerly, westerly, north-westerly and northerly along the said sea coast to the starting point; excluding however, that portion of such area comprised within a radius of 16km from the Collie Railway Station

Globodera rostochiensis:

Potato cyst nematode

2 Citrus and stone fruit, during the period beginning on 1 April and ending on 30 November in any year

Ord River Irrigation Area, being that portion of the State that is north of latitude 17°S and east of longitude 127°E

Ceratitis capitata:
Mediterranean fruit fly

3

Nursery stock, cut flowers and foliage, leafy vegetables

Kimberley Division, being all that portion of the State lying to the north of the parallel of 19°30'S latitude

Bemisia tabaci B biotype: Silverleaf whitefly

4

Containers used for banana fruit

from another State or Territory if Panama disease tropical race

4 is present in that State or Territory

Area within 50 km radius

of Carnarvon Post Office

 

Area within 50 km radius of Kununurra Post Office

Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense: (Tropical Race 4)

Panama disease tropical race

4 (banana plant material other than fruit; soil)

 

Note: A person who contravenes this regulation commits an offence under section 24.

Contact information

Quarantine WA Exports and Quality Assurance
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