Industry Funding Scheme Regulations Review April 2021

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Consultation on the operation and effectiveness of the cattle, grain/seed/hay and sheep/goat Industry Funding Scheme Regulations closed on 30 April 2021.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) thanks the producers and the Western Australian livestock and grains industries who contributed to the review of the operation and effectiveness of the Industry Funding Scheme (IFS) Regulations.

Consultation process

The review of the operation and effectiveness of the IFS Regulations included stakeholder consultation using the below online submission form. Consultation opened on 1 April 2021 and closed on 30 April 2021.

Before making a submission, stakeholders were asked to

Consultation on the operation and effectiveness of the cattle, grain/seed/hay and sheep/goat Industry Funding Scheme Regulations closed on 30 April 2021.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) thanks the producers and the Western Australian livestock and grains industries who contributed to the review of the operation and effectiveness of the Industry Funding Scheme (IFS) Regulations.

Consultation process

The review of the operation and effectiveness of the IFS Regulations included stakeholder consultation using the below online submission form. Consultation opened on 1 April 2021 and closed on 30 April 2021.

Before making a submission, stakeholders were asked to read the discussion paper and frequently asked questions on this web page. DPIRD sought feedback on areas of the regulations that may be improved, as identified over time as the regulations have been tested in real life. The discussion paper detailed the purpose of areas of potential change, and the benefits and drawbacks of the proposed changes.

Stakeholders were able to gain further information via the Questions section below, or by emailing IFS@dpird.wa.gov.au.

Consultation outcome

Eleven submissions were received, which included submissions from WA's major livestock and grains industry groups. The review found there have been no major regulatory impediments to delivering the three IFSs over the past five years, with the following findings:

  • The remittance of IFS contributions was at an appropriate level.
  • Participation in these voluntary schemes was high.
  • Administrative costs were minimal.
  • Funds were used to address seven priority pests, with approximately $26 million expended on these during the five years relevant to this review.

Nevertheless, a number of recommendations have been made that, when implemented, are anticipated to improve the operation and effectiveness of the IFS Regulations.

The review report and the submissions received can be downloaded from this web page.

Contact

If you have any questions or queries, contact us by email at IFS@dpird.wa.gov.au or you can submit your question via the 'Questions' tab below.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Consultation on the Industry Funding Scheme Regulations closed on 30 April 2021. The final report and the submissions received are available from this website.

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