There is currently no specific emergency management framework for the invasive animal and plant sector, although response activities may be carried out under the National Environmental Biosecurity Response Agreement (NEBRA) and the Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed (EPPRD),
and align with the Biosecurity Incident Management System (BIMS).
This project seeks to bring together the above approaches under a single emergency management framework. It will build on existing resources while identifying and addressing risks specific to the invasive animal and plant sector. As part of the Environment and Invasives Committee (EIC) framework, it should incorporate vertebrates, weeds and other invasive species.
The Project Objective is to enhance the ability to prevent, detect early, and effectively respond to new animal and plant incursions by developing
a National Incursion Management Framework for potentially invasive plant and animal incursions. The framework will:
The project received funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
August 2019 update:
This project is now complete. For invasive species with environmental and social impacts, a nationally-consistent approach to responding to new incursions at a national, state or territory and local level is being put into action. A final draft of the National Vertebrate Incursion Prevention and Response Strategy 2019-2024 has been submitted to the Environment and Invasives Committee (EIC).
An InvasivePlan Compendium was developed from the outcomes of the Invasive Plan Framework, literature searches and workshops. Engagement and awareness of the InvasivePlan and incursion science in general was delivered through presentations, interviews, articles and workshops.
February 2019 update:
After a number of workshops this project has: