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This instrument determines a landing place as a first point of entry for the purposes of section 223 of the Biosecurity Act 2015, designates specified areas of the landing place as a biosecurity entry point, and identifies other conditions.
Administered by: Agriculture
Registered 11 Jun 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Jul-2019
Tabled Senate02-Jul-2019

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Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Townsville Airport and Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville) Determination 2019

  

I, Dean Merrilees, as delegate of the Director of Biosecurity, make the following determination.

Dated   7 June 2019

Dean Merrilees

Assistant Secretary
Compliance Division
Department of Agriculture

 

 


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                     1

1  Name........................................................................................................................................ 1

2  Commencement........................................................................................................................ 1

3  Authority.................................................................................................................................. 1

4  Definitions................................................................................................................................ 1

Part 2—First point of entry                                                                                         2

5  First point of entry—aircraft..................................................................................................... 2

6  First point of entry—goods...................................................................................................... 2

Part 3—Biosecurity entry points                                                                                 3

7  Biosecurity entry points—aircraft............................................................................................. 3

8  Biosecurity entry points—goods.............................................................................................. 3

Part 4—Conditions                                                                                                       4

9  Conditions—notifying Agriculture Department of changes..................................................... 4

 

 


Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Name

                   This is the Biosecurity (First Point of Entry— Townsville Airport and Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville) Determination 2019.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

16 June 2019.

16 June 2019

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subsection 223(1) of the Biosecurity Act 2015.

4  Definitions

Note:          A number of expressions used in this instrument are defined in section 9 of the Act.

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Biosecurity Act 2015.

aircraft means an aircraft (as defined by section 9 of the Act) that is subject to biosecurity control.

goods means goods (as defined by section 19 of the Act):

                     (a)  that are subject to biosecurity control; or

                     (b)  in relation to which an exposed goods order is in force.

 

Part 2First point of entry

  

5  First point of entry—aircraft

                   Townsville Airport and Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville is a first point of entry for aircraft generally.

6  First point of entry—goods

                   Townsville Airport and Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville is a first point of entry for goods other than live horses.

Note:          For other matters relating to whether particular goods may be brought into a particular first point of entry, see sections 173 and 174 of the Act (which deal with prohibited goods and conditionally non‑prohibited goods) and any determinations made under those sections.

Part 3Biosecurity entry points

  

7  Biosecurity entry points—aircraft

Note:       An aircraft must be brought to a biosecurity entry point at a first point of entry if there is a biosecurity entry point for the aircraft at that first point of entry (see section 238 of the Act). If there are no biosecurity entry points for aircraft at a first point of entry, this requirement does not apply to aircraft landing there. This determination does not designate any area of Townsville Airport and Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville as a biosecurity entry point for aircraft.

8  Biosecurity entry points—goods

                   Each area of Townsville Airport and Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville specified in column 2 of an item of the following table is designated as a biosecurity entry point for goods, or goods included in a class of goods, specified in column 1 of the item.

 

Biosecurity entry points—goods

Item

Column 1

Goods

Column 2

Areas

1

Baggage

The following areas:

(a) Townsville Airport International Terminal;

(b) Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville Air Movements Terminal

Note 1:       If an aircraft has arrived at Townsville Airport and Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville and is carrying goods mentioned in the table that are to be unloaded from the aircraft, those goods must be brought to a biosecurity entry point for those goods as soon as practicable (see section 147 of the Act).

Note 2:       This determination does not designate biosecurity entry points for other goods for which Townsville Airport and Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville is a first point of entry, so the requirement in section 147 of the Act does not apply to the unloading of those other goods.

Part 4Conditions

9  Conditions—notifying Agriculture Department of changes

             (1)  The determination of Townsville Airport and Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville as a first point of entry by this instrument is subject to the conditions in this section.

             (2)  If the owner (or, if there is more than one owner, an owner) of Townsville Airport or Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville becomes aware that there has been, or will be, a change to the business entity operating:

                     (a)  Townsville Airport or Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville; or

                     (b)  a biosecurity entry point at Townsville Airport or Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville;

the owner (or, if there is more than one owner, an owner) must give the Agriculture Department, in writing, notice of the change as soon as practicable after becoming aware that the change has occurred or will occur.

             (3)  If the lessee (if any) (or, if there is more than one lessee, a lessee) of Townsville Airport or Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville becomes aware that there has been, or will be, a change to the business entity operating:

                     (a)  Townsville Airport or Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville; or

                     (b)  a biosecurity entry point at Townsville Airport or Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville;

the lessee (or, if there is more than one lessee, a lessee) must give the Agriculture Department, in writing, notice of the change as soon as practicable after becoming aware that the change has occurred or will occur.

             (4)  If a person or body that is responsible for carrying out operations at Townsville Airport or Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville proposes to make a change referred to in subsection (5), the person or body must give the Agriculture Department, in writing, reasonable notice of the proposed change.

             (5)  For the purposes of subsection (4), the changes are as follows:

                     (a)  a change to the procedures at Townsville Airport or Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville providing for biosecurity measures to be taken to manage the level of biosecurity risk associated with operations carried out at Townsville Airport or Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville;

                     (b)  a change to the facilities or amenities available at Townsville Airport or Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville for biosecurity officials and human biosecurity officers to perform functions or exercise powers under the Act at Townsville Airport or Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville;

                     (c)  a change to the procedures at Townsville Airport or Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville that may affect the ability of a person who carries out operations at Townsville Airport or Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville to identify biosecurity risks associated with those operations;

                     (d)  a change to the procedures at Townsville Airport or Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville that may affect the ability for biosecurity officials or human biosecurity officials to be informed of any identified biosecurity risks associated with operations carried out at Townsville Airport or Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville;

                     (e)  a change to the procedures at Townsville Airport or Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville for managing any other factors that may contribute to, or affect, the level of biosecurity risk associated with operations carried out at Townsville Airport or Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville.