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Draft facility standard for zoo animals

Consultation update – 19 December 2018

Final Facility Standard issued


A review of the submissions received for this consultation is available to download.

Background to consultation

A new transitional facility standard for zoo animals was developed. Zoo animal transitional facility requirements were formerly covered by the Standard for Low-security Farm Animal Transitional Facilities (154.02.13). The new standard for zoo animals was developed due to the specific requirements of managing zoo animals. MPI sought your feedback on this new standard.

Submissions closed at 5pm on 23 March 2018.

Consultation document

Related consultation 

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) was seeking submissions on a proposed standard for zoo containment facilities. The EPA consultation ran from 16 January 2018 to 27 February 2018. The authority issued a new Standard on 30 April 2018.

Legal requirements

The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) must consult with interested parties in accordance with section 39(1A) of the Biosecurity Act 1993 (the Act) and MPI’s consultation policy before issuing or amending facility standards under section 39 of the Act.

A transitional facility standard sets out the requirements in relation to building, maintaining, and operating a transitional facility, and describes how a place becomes approved to this kind of facility.

Submissions are public information

Note, that your submission is public information. Submissions may be the subject of requests for information under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA specifies that information is to be made available to requesters unless there are sufficient grounds for withholding it, as set out in the OIA. Submitters may wish to indicate grounds for withholding specific information contained in their submission, such as the information is commercially sensitive or they wish personal information to be withheld. Any decision to withhold information requested under the OIA is reviewable by the Ombudsman.