The State Government has committed to the Commonwealth Government’s Intergovernmental Agreement on Fruit Fly Management and is now urging other states to follow.
South Australia is committed to investing a further $1.09 million funding over four years as outlined in the agreement. This is on top of the $20 million the Government already expects to spend on fruit fly control over the next four years.
Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development and Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone said South Australia is backing industry calls for a nationally co-ordinated approach to battling fruit fly.
The State Government recently introduced a zero tolerance approach at the Yamba Quarantine Station and random roadblocks to further the state’s protection against fruit fly after an outbreak at Loxton late last year.