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 Invasive Plants and Animals Committee (IPAC) 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: