A DECISION to temporarily suspend the much-hyped ‘zero-tolerance’ policy at Yamba quarantine station has been blamed on hot weather.
MOTORISTS travelling into the region during the recent school-holiday period were fined more than $311,000 while attempting to bring 1400kg of fruit across the border.
A QUARANTINE station’s $2 million upgrade to further improve its site and protect the Riverland region from fruit fly has been completed.
TWO new permanent quarantine bins have been installed on the road to Yamba Quarantine Station as part of the fruit fly zero tolerance policy for fresh produce being brought into the Riverland.
A LOCAL man is continuing to demand answers about the unmanned fruit and vegetable collection bins near Yamba, implemented as part of a zero-tolerance policy.