Darwin Biosecurity Hub

Friday, 1 September 2017

A new biosecurity hub will be built in Darwin as part of an $8 million joint project by the Australian and Northern Territory Governments to guard against foreign pests and diseases.

This significant investment in biosecurity in the north under the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper will support faster testing of potential biosecurity threats as they emerge. This includes quickly separating local, sometimes beneficial, insects from exotic fruit flies that could devastate our horticulture exports.