Management of Queensland Fruit Fly in the Goulburn Valley; Business Case

Goulburn Valley Queensland Fruit Fly Taskforce and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

RMCG led the development of a business case in northern Victoria to better manage Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF). The development of the business case involved extensive consultation with industry, community and government agencies.

The Goulburn Valley Queensland Fruit Fly Taskforce was established as an interim representative group to gain input, buy-in and ownership of this business case at a regional and state wide level. This was directly aligned to the Managing Fruit Fly in Victoria – Action Plan 2015-2020 that supports the development and implementation of regionally specific fruit fly action plans which all stakeholders contribute to and own (Action 1.3), and played an important role in informing the state wide action plan.


Carl Larsen

Carl Larsen


B.Env.Sci., B.Soc.Sci. (Env.), PG.Cert.CCPI.

Carl is a socio-environmental scientist with 15 years’ experience in planning, delivery and evaluation of agriculture and natural resource management programs, integrated water management, climate change and stakeholder engagement. He understands the practical implications of policy and science on communities and agriculture. Carl has worked with a range of government departments, resource management agencies, research and development corporations, private organisations and communities around Australia on catchment management, sustainable water use, resource management in agriculture/horticulture, land use, climate change, strategic planning, industry development, extension and practice change.

Dr Anne-Maree Boland

Dr Anne-Maree Boland


PhD., B.Ag.Sci.

Anne-Maree has 25 years’ experience in dealing with natural resource and water management in agricultural industries. This has included research and development and consulting in the areas of sustainable management practices, water use efficiency, recycled water and environmental management systems. Anne-Maree has been a Non-Executive Director for GWRDC and IAL, is a Churchill Fellow and recipient of the University of Melbourne Chancellors Prize. She has extensive experience as a knowledge broker and establishing partnerships with diverse stakeholder groups including government, water and agricultural industries.