TRC identifies key areas for 2024-25 Biosecurity Surveillance Program

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) next month (July 2024) starts property inspections that are scheduled as part of the 2024-25 Biosecurity Surveillance Program.

The new program was endorsed at today’s (June 18) Ordinary Meeting of Council.

TRC Parks and Recreation Services portfolio spokesperson Cr Tim McMahon said while the entire Toowoomba Regional Council area was included in the surveillance program, Council had identified priority surveillance areas.

Cr McMahon said localities including Gilla, Douglas, Malling, Dunmore, Nobby and Athol (see map) were identified as priority surveillance areas for purposes of confirming the presence and extent of invasive biosecurity matter.

“The 12-month program covers Council’s legislative requirements to monitor compliance with the Biosecurity Act 2014 (the Act) that ensures the management of prohibited and restricted biosecurity matter, or more broadly, invasive plants and animals,” Cr McMahon said.

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