PLANTPLAN (Australian Emergency Plant Pest Response Plan; current version as of 6 January 2016) is the agreed technical response plan used to respond to an emergency plant pest incident. It provides nationally consistent guidelines for response procedures under the Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed (EPPRD), outlining the phases of an incursion, as well as the key roles and responsibilities of industry and government during each of these phases. It incorporates best practice in emergency plant pest responses is updated regularly to incorporate new information or address gaps identified by the outcomes of emergency plant pest incident reviews.
PLANTPLAN is an appendix to the Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed and is endorsed by all signatories.
PLANTPLAN is supported by individual industry biosecurity planning that covers industry and pest specific information, risk mitigation activities and contingency plans. It also provides a focus for training personnel in operational response and preparedness procedures.
PLANTPLAN supporting documents
PLANTPLAN is being revised to make it consistent with contemporary incident management systems and improve its usability. One of the key changes is the development of supporting documents which assist Parties to implement PLANTPLAN.
Most of the supporting documents below were previously appendices to archived versions of PLANTPLAN. Some elements of the supporting documents are generic in nature, so it may be necessary for government and Industry Parties to develop specific work instructions to add support to these. These documents will be reviewed periodically, generally following a response to an Emergency Plant Pest Incident or evaluation through exercises and workshops.
Nationally Agreed Standard Operating Procedures
Nationally Agreed Standard Operating Procedures (NASOPs) have been developed for use by jurisdictions during responses to incidents and emergencies.