Land Lifestyle Livelihood
Blackwood Biosecurity Inc. (BBI) is the Recognised Biosecurity Group (RBG) established by the Minister for Agriculture to take a lead role in the management of declared plant and animal pests in Western Australia’s Blackwood Valley region, under Section 169 of the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (BAM) Act 2007. BBI works with landholders and managers in a shared responsibility approach with to pest management.
Blackwood Biosecurity Inc. is the RBG for the Shires of Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, West Arthur and the localities of Mullalyup, Grimwade, Wilga West, Balingup and Southampton in the Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup.
Blackwood Biosecurity is an incorporated, not-for-profit organisation managed by an elected Committee of members who voluntarily give of their time and expertise.
We have four employed staff who manage the day to day activities of the organisation in the office and in the field. We have a focus on local expertise and resources that will best serve the declared pest management needs of the landholders and managers within our operational area.
Across the Committee and staff we are a dedicated and experienced team, with a broad knowledge of biosecurity issues affecting the environment, industry, agriculture and lifestyle across our region. We also work along side stakeholders from local government, business and industry, other RBGs, DPIRD and other Government Agencies and NRM bodies.
Why it matters
Declared pests can have devastating impacts on agriculture, the natural environment and human health and safety. Pests don't stop at fences or town boundaries. Success relies on well-timed cooperative controls over the whole landscape.