A coordinated national system requires cooperation across disciplines and geographic boundaries towards achieving agreed common goals. Industry, government, researcher and community forums all play a role in raising awareness of fruit fly issues, determining priorities, directing and providing resources and monitoring progress. Collectively these forums represent the national system and are fundamental sources of information and influence which must be connected to one another and be able to serve the national interest.
Maintain and enhance engagement processes that serve to coordinate, progress and improve fruit fly management systems.
This priority area will be achieved through activities that include:
- Strengthening the partnership between the National Fruit Fly Council and regulatory and research decision-makers, including Plant Health Committee, Hort Innovation, peak industry groups and other relevant stakeholders.
- Improving the two-way flow of information and engagement between governments, industries, researchers and communities to better identify and address fruit fly challenges and opportunities.
- Building sustainable funding models to support fruit fly management activities that are critical to the national system.
- Collaborating with stakeholders to prioritise activities and monitor progress against the strategy.
- Adequately resourcing and empowering the National Fruit Fly Council to monitor and drive implementation of the strategy.