Since the project’s conception in 2006, Plant Health Australia (PHA), in collaboration with federal, state and territory governments and industry partners, has been facilitating the development and implementation of the draft National Fruit Fly Strategy (NFFS).
The draft NFFS aims to develop a viable, cost effective and sustainable national approach to fruit fly management with all stakeholders committed to the national policy that underpins this approach. The strategy builds on the substantial investments made over many years by industry and governments on operational, regulatory, research and development and market access programs to manage fruit fly.
The draft NFFS was released by the federal Minister for Agriculture in November 2008 following two years of consideration by multiple stakeholders. The draft strategy contains 20 recommendations and 80 strategies across major operational, policy and research areas.
The draft NFFS was released by the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry in November 2008. An Implementation Committee was then formed under the Chair of Mr Paul Hickey to develop an action plan to guide implementation of the NFFS. Released in April 2010, the National Fruit Fly Strategy Implementation Action Plan is designed to implement critical recommendations and strategies contained in the draft National Fruit Fly Strategy.
Download a copy of the Draft National Fruit Fly Strategy.