The New South Wales Government has officially launched the state’s new biosecurity strategy, with Premier Barry O’Farrell calling on residents to work with government agencies to ensure the sate maintains its ‘excellent biosecurity status’.

In launching the NSW Biosecurity Strategy 2013-2021, Mr O’Farrell called for community vigilance in maintaining the state’s biosecurity.

“We have an enviable reputation for our high-quality, safe and disease-free food and fibre products - however it takes community, industry and Government working together to maintain this status.

“Whether you are a farmer in the Central West or a keen gardener in suburban Sydney, everyone has a role to play in managing biosecurity threats by being vigilant and keeping a watchful eye out for unfamiliar pests, diseases and weeds.”

The NSW Biosecurity Strategy 2013-2021 can be viewed at: