Changes are made to the Red Imported Fire Ant Restricted Area to reflect changes to the risk status of suburbs and localities as new infestation is detected or areas are cleared of infestation following completion of all required treatment and surveillance activities. A declaration notice will appear in the Courier Mail and Queensland Times on Saturday, 31 May 2014 detailing the suburbs and localities that are now within the high risk and low risk restricted areas.
The following changes come into effect from 31 May 2014:
- Buccan, Cedar Grove, Kagaru and Logan Village are being removed from the restricted area and will no longer be subject to movement controls.
- Logan Reserve will see a reduction in movement controls as they move from the high risk to the low risk restricted area.
- Anstead, Blenheim, Laidley South, Moorooka, Sherwood, Tennyson, Woodlands and Yeerongpilly which were previously free of restrictions, will now move into the low risk restricted area which has implications for business.
- Burbank, Glen Cairn, Laidley, Moggill, Redland Bay, Rocklea and Sunnybank move into the high risk restricted area which has implications for both residents and businesses.
An updated Red Imported Fire Ant Restricted Area map, the declaration notice and details about the movement controls within the high and low risk restricted areas is available on our website www.daff.qld.gov.au/fireants. Should your office receive any calls from members of the public about the changes to the Red Imported Fire Ant Restricted Area, or requests for general information about fire ants, please advise people to contact Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23. If you wish to discuss this or any other issue related to the National Red Imported Fire Ant Eradication Program, please contact one of our Community Engagement Officers on 3330 4633.