Consultation Draft: Biosecurity and Food Safety Strategy 2022-2030

The NSW Government is developing a biosecurity and food safety strategy to better protect the state’s economy, environment, and community against growing biosecurity and food safety threats; whilst creating opportunities for future growth of the primary industries sector to $30 billion by 2030.

The consultation draft of the NSW Biosecurity and Food Safety Strategy has been informed by our conversations and engagement with key stakeholders.

Biosecurity and Food Safety Strategy 2022-2030 It seeks to build on, and supplement existing strategies and plans, while recognising that NSW operates within a national framework to strengthen the national biosecurity and food safety systems. Specifically, the purpose of the strategy is to:

  • set a clear vision for biosecurity and food safety in NSW
  • map strategic objectives for Government, industry, and the community, and
  • mark key activities to guide prioritisation, decision-making and actions at the state level.

Recognising the interactions between people, plants, animals, the food we eat, and our environment, the consultation draft has been developed to draw on the concept of ‘One Health’ to deliver optimal biosecurity and food safety outcomes, and contribute to the state’s economic, social, and environmental prosperity.

Strong and effective biosecurity and food safety is essential to the continued wellbeing of people in NSW, the prosperity of our economy and communities, productivity and profitability of primary and food industries, the safety and sustainability of our food systems, and the health of our ecosystems.

Have Your Say

We invite you to provide feedback on the consultation draft of the NSW Biosecurity and Food Safety Strategy 2022-2030 by 1 September 2022 by completing the online feedback form:

Online feedback form

Or sending an email to bfs.strategy@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Timeline

Consultation draft released for comment (20 July 2022)
Comments on consultation draft close (1 September 2022)
Analysis of comments (September 2022)
Final strategy released (end September 2022)

Documents

For further information

If you would like further information please email bfs.strategy@dpi.nsw.gov.au