MAF Biosecurity says primary industry groups are close to finalising a new funding model for pest management in New Zealand.
A conference of the New Zealand Biosecurity Institute was told that all organisations involved in a working group looking at biosecurity funding, have agreed to participate in the new arrangement.
Biosecurity NZ says it's taken five years to come up with a new collaborative funding and decision-making model between the Government and primary industry.
However, details of how much each industry group will agree to spend on pest management are still being finalised.
The conference was also updated on a biosecurity pest management plan which is due to go before Cabinet in September.
The plan will streamline processes and systems to deal with pests.
However, details of how much each industry group will spend on pest management are still being finalised.
MAF says $970 million per year is spent on controlling pests and disease in New Zealand and the new plan will make for more effective use of that money.