Where to go for assistance

The Australian Banana Growers’ Council (ABGC) Best Management Practice Team can help you access valuable training and support to improve the environmental practice, productivity and profitability of your business through the Banana BMP self-assessment and incentives program. Visit: abgc.org.au/environmental-bmp or Email: [email protected]

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Contact from Government Compliance Officers

Freshcare is in the process of providing certified growers landholder details to the Queensland Government. Where available, the government will take this into account but there may be a time-lag for all relevant data to be provided and verified. If you are contacted by a government compliance officer and have

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What information is reported to the Queensland Government?

Freshcare is required to submit data to the register of certified landholders (including landholder contact and business details and the location of the land on which the activity occurs) to the Queensland Government at least annually. This information is stored on a secure site only accessible to authorised Queensland Government

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What to expect at your Freshcare Environmental audit

As an accredited program, Freshcare Environmental (ENV3) audits for banana growers in the specified regions will verify the specified application rates and record-keeping requirements in accordance with the Reef Protection regulations, and in alignment with the ENV3 audit criteria. Reef Assured is a category added to the Freshcare Environmental Certificate

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Is Freshcare Environmental Certification now a mandatory requirement for Banana growers in Reef Catchments?

Complying with the Reef protection regulations is a mandatory requirement for all commercial banana growers in specified Reef catchment regions. Freshcare Environmental and the Banana BMP are voluntary practice change programs that support the adoption of the legislated minimum practice agricultural standards. Banana growers that choose to achieve Freshcare Environmental

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