Biosecurity Queensland community engagement officers continue to be out in force, providing information and advice to residents and horse owners about Hendra virus.
Queensland Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Rick Symons said an information seminar would be held this week in Hervey Bay for all community members.
“This seminar, on Friday 22 July, is for people who want to learn more about Hendra virus or who have questions about the current situation," Dr Symons said.
“It will be led by staff from Biosecurity Queensland and the Queensland Horse Council.
“A Hendra virus information booth has also been set up at the Pialba office of the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI)."
Dr Symons said it was crucial that horse and property owners, event organisers and the community as a whole, take advantage of the information on offer.
“Biosecurity Queensland has disseminated a large amount of information to the community about Hendra virus, including how to protect yourself, your horse and your property,” he said.
“We have a large team of community engagement officers who continue to travel throughout the affected regions and neighbouring suburbs.
”Biosecurity Queensland officers are continuing to liaise with industry and local government and are going door to door in affected areas to offer Hendra virus information to residents.
“The information seminars being held throughout the state are an excellent opportunity for residents to hear the latest Hendra virus information and ask questions.”
Information seminars include:
Tuesday July 19 6.30-8.30pm Moggill School Hall Cnr Moggill Road & Kangaroo Gully Road
Wednesday July 20 6-8pm Kuranda District State College 260 Myola Road, Kuranda (Senior Campus Hall)
Thursday July 21 6.30pm onwards Tallebudgera Pony Club 29 Andrews Road, Tallebudgera
Friday July 22 6:30pm onwards Susan River Homestead Maryborough Hervey Bay Road
Wednesday July 27 6.30-8.30pm Kumbartcho Sanctuary 15 Bunya Pine Court, Eatons Hill
Limited space - call 07 5433 2122
to confirm attendance
DEEDI officers will be available with Hendra virus information at the following venues:
Mon - Fri 9am-4pm DEEDI office Brendan Hansen Building, Main Street, Pialba
Tuesday 19 July 9am-4pm Smithfield Shopping Centre Kuranda Foodworks
Thursday 21 July 9am-10pm Cairns Show Biosecurity display, in the Fred Mouille Pavilion
Sunday 24 July
Monday 25 July 9am-4pm Mossman Show Biosecurity Queensland stall
And a workshop is being held for event organisers on event biosecurity planning. This is not a Hendra virus information session and is for event organisers only.
Tuesday 19 July 6-8pm Boonah State School Activity Hall, Park Street, Boonah Due to limited seats, please phone 13 25 23 to book
Information is also available online at www.biosecurity.qld.gov.au, by calling the hotline on 13 25 23 and through Biosecurity Queensland’s Facebook and Twitter sites.
Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation
19 July 2011
Hendra virus community events – Hervey Bay information seminar
Susan River Homestead, Hervey Bay
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