Queensland Fruit Fly Outbreak
On Tuesday, 2 February 2020, the State Government’s Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) released a gazettal notice regarding an outbreak of the Queensland Fruit Fly (Qfly) in Coolbellup. The notice places the Perth Markets’ Site within a 15km Quarantine Area. There are now requirements for how certain products can be handled, stored and transported in and out of the Quarantine Area (including the Perth Markets Site).
Tenants, Buyers and Transporters should work towards implementing the requirements as soon as possible. DPIRD will work with Tenants to implement compliance through education for the first 14 days, before monitoring compliance with enforcement. DPIRD (the State Government) will be responsible for the compliance.
For the list of products that this gazette applies to visit here.
If you have specific questions in relation to QFly Management, please contact the DPIRD Industry Liaison Officer Ian Wilkinson on (08) 9780 6278 / 0459 846 705 or IanS.Wilkinson@dpird.wa.gov.au .
Up to date information can also be found on the DPIRD website at www.agric.wa.gov.au/plant-biosecurity/biosecurity-alerts-queensland-fruit-fly-updates