NSW Ports has a responsibility to keep the community informed about potential risks and measures in place to prevent and mitigate.

The NSW Government has made a commitment as outlined on the DPI website:

Biosecurity: A shared responsibility

Government, industry and the people of NSW working together to protect the economy, environment and community from the negative impacts of animal and plant pests, diseases and weeds for the benefit of all people in NSW

The Biosecurity Act 2015 was assented to in September 2015 and is expected to come into effect in 2017. The regulations, other legal instruments, policies and procedures that will underpin the Biosecurity Act are currently being developed and we are keen to hear from community, industry and our partners on how best to achieve a regulatory framework which can respond to and manage biosecurity risks.