Biosecurity emergency response group

The project will deliver two key outcomes. The first is the establishment of a dedicated preparedness and response capability to support response operations, and build the competencies, tools, relationships and networks required to resource future responses.

The second is the establishment of a biosecurity network beyond existing network arrangements to include wider government emergency response agencies, industry, and private sector organisations.

With the recruitment of up to six personnel on a temporary full time basis up to 30 June 2020 work will include:

  • review of existing manuals, policies, and procedures
  • implementation of revised manuals, policies, and procedures
  • establishment of a fit-for-purpose State Coordination Centre
  • identification and engagement of potential network partners
  • development of training and exercises relevant to biosecurity preparedness and response.