The PHBG is very proud to release its Blueprint. 

It has a seven year time-frame and outlines the key outcomes we expect to achieve over this period. 

PHBG BluePrint

The PHBG Blueprint was prepared in-house, from planning to publication. A big achievement for a small organisation. 

The planning process was guided by CSIRO’s ‘pathways to impact’ framework. This allowed the PHBG to plan out a set of activities that will make a significant impact.  The PHBG will now move forward in a logical and strategic manner, rather than operating reactively. 

The PHBG encourages all stakeholders, including our valued landholders, to become familiar with the Blueprint. The PHBG is open to updating the document to (i) absorb constructive feedback, (ii) capture a wider set of values and priorities, and (iii) increase local ownership. 

PHBG Blueprint_2020 FINAL.pdf
PHBG Annual Report 2022 FINAL_Compressed.pdf

2022 Annual Report

The PHBG is proud to present the 2022 annual report.  The PHBG are keen to take on feedback from landholders about where they would like to see biosecurity services developed into the future. Read on to see what services were delivered in 2022 and let us know where you would like to see our efforts focused moving forward.  

Feedback is a welcome to

PHBG Operational plan 2023_V1.4.pdf

2023/24 Operational Plan

The PHBG OPERATION PLAN 2023/34 applies to activities funded through the Declared Pest Account. 

The PHBG largely runs its projects and activities on a seasonal calendar to align with physiological, ecological and social parameters. 

Feedback is a welcome to

2021 Annual Report 

The PHBG are proud to be able to present the PHBG Annual Report for 2021. Take a read to see what the group was able to deliver even amongst COVID challenges .

My thanks to all the members of the management committee who volunteer their time and expertise to the good governance of the PHBG, and in particular my thanks to our Executive Officer, Dr Jonelle Cleland, and her team for their hard work, their professionalism, and their drive to ensure the PHBG delivers its mission. - PHBG Chair, Brian Doy.

FINAL 2021 PHBG Annual Report (Reduced).pdf

Draft operational plan

The Peel Harvey Biosecurity Group works in partnership with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development to manage the impact of declared pests that have become established in the Southwest of Western Australia. 

The PHBG DELIVERY MODEL & OPERATION PLAN 2022 applies to activities funded through the Declared Pest Account. 

The PHBG largely runs its projects and activities on a seasonal calendar to align with physiological, ecological and social parameters. 

FINAL 2020 PHBG Annual Report.pdf

2020 Annual Report

"As you read through the following pages of operational highlights, I am guessing you will be blown away by what the PHBG is achieving. It is testament of what a not-for-profit can do with the modest backing of government and its own people. Momentum is growing with more and more people coming on board, not only to get their $30 worth, but to be part of a team effort to get on top of the pest problem in the Peel Harvey. The problem was here before the PHBG came into existence, but its volunteers and staff are doing everything in their power to turn the situation around. Sure, it can be hard going at times, but the PHBG is up for the challenge and asks that you join us too."

Jonelle Cleland, Executive Officer, PHBG

2019 Annual report

The PHBG encourages everyone to read our 2019 Annual Report. 

We are proud to say that it was prepared in-house. 

For those that were hoping to attend the AGM, to ask questions in person, please take the time to first read the annual report. 

FINAL PHBG 2020 Annual report.pdf

2019 AGM

The PHBG held its annual general meeting (AGM) on the 3rd of June. 

Both corporates and not-for-profit organisations, across Australia, have had the challenge of meeting their annual reporting responsibilities alongside COVID-19 restrictions. 

The laws governing incorporated associations in Western Australia fortunately included provisions for holding AGM’s online. PHBG members were individually invited to participate in this year’s AGM via an online videoconference. All members were offered technical support to help them to join the virtual meeting. 

The meeting was very productive and ran smoothly, even with the new format. 

Pleasingly, all executive committee positions were filled. Athol Wigg has been a long standing community representative for Serpentine Jarrahdale on the PHBG. Sadly, Athol has decided to retire in 2020; we appreciate all the hard work he has invested over the years. The PHBG welcomed Lorraine Foulkes as a new community representative for Serpentine Jarrahdale.

Understandably, this year’s AGM was very different to previous years. Past AGM’s were held in a public venue, with an open door for anyone and everyone to take part. The format allowed the PHBG to interact with attendees through a question and answer session. Interestingly, even prior to COVID-19, many entities and organisations have been looking into, and experimenting with alternative formats for AGM’s to overcome declining attendance. The PHBG will seek feedback on the direction it should take with the delivery of future AGM's, with the pros and cons of traditional and new approaches carefully weighed up. 

Previous Annual reports 

PHBG Annual Report 2017 (3).pdf


The PHBG transitioned to become an independent entity with incorporation and recognition achieved in 2017. Prior to this time the PHBG was administered by Landcare SJ.

A declared pest rate was mooted.


In 2018 the Minister agreed to a declared pest rate for the PHBG operational area. 

At this time, the PHBG saw the rate as a viable alternative to the boom bust funding cycles typical of NRM.