Pathway Plan submitted
After a two-week review period, KVH has submitted the proposal for a kiwifruit National Pathway Management Plan to Government.
Thank you again to everyone for taking part in the development of the Plan, and for sharing your thoughts on the proposal. We received useful feedback during the consultation phases in 2019 and 2020, which resulted in changes and a refined proposal that we believe is a robust plan for the management of biosecurity risk while also being pragmatic and practical.
The extensive formal proposal document (and a shorter summary of the feedback and submissions received during the consultation period and the changes that were made as a result) remains available for reference on the KVH website.
From here, it is likely that the parliamentary process (where the proposal is assessed and approved by the Minister for Biosecurity, based on official’s advice) will take approximately 12 months. KVH will continue to work alongside growers and industry to prepare for implementation of the proposal from 1 April 2022, including developing materials and hosting workshops for all.
If you have any questions about the Plan or the next steps, please get in touch by phoning 0800 665 825 or emailing [email protected].