PLANTPLAN

plantplan-coverPLANTPLAN  (Australian Emergency Plant Pest Response Plan; current version as of 29 November 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), treat outlining the phases of an incursion, click 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.

Title
Version (date)
Guidelines
Disinfection and decontamination Version 2.0, 1 Dec 2015
Urban and peri-urban biosecurity Version 1.0, 5 Dec 2013
Normal Commitments Version 2.0, 3 Jun 2016
Consultative Committee on Emergency Plant Pests Operating Guidelines Version 2.0, 29 Nov 2016
Collection of suspect Emergency Plant Pests Version 2.0, 17 Dec 2014
Transport of Suspect Emergency Plant Pests Version 2.0, 17 Dec 2014
Diagnosis of Suspect Emergency Plant Pests Version 2.0, 17 Dec 2014
Delimiting surveys Version 2.0, 1 Dec 2015
Transition to management Version 1.0, 27 May 2016
Emergency Plant Pests subclause (d) Version 1.0, 27 May 2016
Stakeholder engagement to build a collaborative response to biosecurity Incidents Version 1.0, 29 Nov 2016
Standard operating procedures
Chain of evidence Version 1.0, 5 Dec 2013
Planning eradication at affected properties Version 1.0, 5 Dec 2013
Job cards
Chief Plant Health Manager Version 1.0, 5 Dec 2013
Industry representative Version 1.0, 5 Dec 2013
Local Control Centre Controller Version 1.0, 5 Dec 2013
Plant Health Officer Version 1.0, 5 Dec 2013
State Coordination Centre Director Version 1.0, 5 Dec 2013
Consultative Committee on Emergency Plant Pests Version 2.0, 29 Nov 2016
National Management Group Version 2.0, 29 Nov 2016
Scientific Advisory Panel Version 2.0, 29 Nov 2016
Forms and templates
Emergency Plant Pest Alert Version 1.0, 5 Dec 2013
Preliminary Information Data Sheet Version 4.0, Aug 2015
Response Plan template Version 1.0, 5 Dec 2013

Nationally Agreed Standard Operating Procedures

Nationally Agreed Standard Operating Procedures (NASOPs) have been developed for use by jurisdictions during responses to incidents and emergencies.