Biosecurity Fee Schedule

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Biosecurity Fee Schedule

When implementing the Regional Pest Management Plan, Council has the ability to recover costs in accordance with section 135 of the Biosecurity Act 1993.

To make it clear in what instances fees are charged to recover costs, a Biosecurity Fee Schedule has been put in place and is reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Current Fee Schedule

Last reviewed: 30 June 2016

Biosecurity Activity

Fee (incl GST)

Notice of Direction - section 122(2) Failed to comply with RPMS Rule and directed to do so

$175.00

Notice of Direction - section 122(1), prior Council facilitation. Enforcement necessary

$175.00

Notice of Direction - section 122(1), no prior Council facilitation. Council direction provided

No charge

Notice of Intention to Work on Default Failed to comply with Notice of Direction 122(2) or 122(1) and Default work is able to be carried out by Council.

$175.00

Inspection fee (as result of issue of both Notice of Direction or Work on Default)

$115.00 per hour

Review Status: Under Review

On 16 May 2019, Council decided to undertake consultation on an proposed new Biosecurity Fee Schedule after an internal review has been taken place. The proposed new fee schedule both seeks to reflect actual costs and alters the situations for when costs will be recovered through fees.

The background to this change can be found in the Environment Committee paper below.

Proposed Fee Schedule

Biosecurity Activity

Proposed Fee (incl GST)

Notice of Direction - section 122(1) or s122(2).

Direction considered necessary

No charge

Notice of Direction - section 122(1) or s122(2).

Direction considered necessary AND there is a history of non-compliance*.

*Two or more Notice of Directions issued to the same occupier or person in the previous 5 year period.

$179.00

Notice of Intention to Work on Default Failed to comply with Notice of Direction 122(1) or 122(2) and Default work is able to be carried out by Council.

$179.00

Inspection fee

For inspections after a chargeable Notice of Direction or after a Notice of Intention to Act on Default.

$117.00 per hour

Submissions on the proposed change to the Biosecurity Fee Schedule close 5.00 pm 28 June 2019.

Please indicate if you wish to be heard in support of your submission as there will be an opportunity for this to occur.