Polyphagous shot-hole borer quarantine expanded to include the Town of Bassendean

Published on Monday, 16 May 2022 at 9:28:14 AM

The Quarantine Area for Polyphagous shot-hole borer has been expanded to include the Town of Bassendean, and several other new LGA areas. Requirements of the Quarantine Area include:

  • Wood must be chipped into pieces smaller than 2.5 cm to be moved outside the Quarantined Area
  • Living plants with woody stems greater than 2 cm in diameter must not leave the Quarantine Area
  • Machinery handling green waste must be cleaned of wood material prior to leaving the Quarantine Area

Movement of wood and plant material within the Quarantine Area is still permitted, and permits can be obtained from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development if the above conditions are unable to be met.


The Town’s Bulk Verge Greenwaste collection and kerbside FOGO collection service to residents will not be affected by the expansion of the Quarantine Area


To find out more information on the borer, quarantine restrictions and how to report suspected infestations, visit: Polyphagous shot-hole borer | Agriculture and Food

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