NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) is surveying and interviewing community members and industry participants to better understand the steps people are taking to protect plants from pests and diseases in urban and peri-urban areas of Australia.

The project will help us to identify opportunities to strengthen our partnerships and biosecurity surveillance practices so that our industries can continue to thrive.

In order for the project to be a success, we need growers, agronomists and other horticulture service providers; and community gardens, permaculture, organic and verge garden groups to get involved.

You can play your part by:

  • completing a short survey using the relevant link below
  • contacting us on peri-urban-biosecurity@dpi.nsw.gov.au to arrange an interview with a member of our team
  • spreading the word and encouraging others to take part as well.

To complete the grower, agronomist, horticulture service provider and industry organisation survey, please click here.

To complete the community garden, permaculture, organic and verge group survey, please click here.

The National Peri-urban Plant Biosecurity project (ID: 29606), is a national review funded by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.