Phase two works underway

The second phase of the build of the new Post Entry Quarantine facility in Mickleham has started.

Construction of the avian facility is now underway following the recent ground breaking at the site where the compound will be located. The Avian facility will be completed by 2018 and will replace current facilities at Torrens Island and Spotswood.

The facility at Mickleham will combine live bird and hatching egg capabilities in a single building envelope. The envelope will contain a series of individual and completely separate containment areas, all with separate access.

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Animal operations run smoothly as works continue

The new Post Entry Quarantine facility welcomed its first intake of cats and dogs on 23 November 2015 and then horses and plants in December 2015. Three months on, operations are running smoothly and the facility has already played host to around 800 animals arriving into quarantine.

Of that, there have been almost 100 horses, 525 dogs and 220 cats.

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Confirmed dates for commodity intakes at the new post entry quarantine facility

The Australian Government is investing in the future of Australia’s biosecurity system through the design and construction of a new post entry quarantine facility in Mickleham, Victoria. The facility will be officially opened in October 2015 and will begin to accept its first commodity intakes.

Commodity intakes at Mickleham have been staggered across October through to December to ensure a smooth transition with minimal disruption to services. The availability of the facility for the first commodity intakes are: