On 3 May 2016, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources engaged Ernst & Young to undertake an independent cost, benefit and risk analysis of the relocation of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to Armidale, New South Wales.
The study is comprised of three elements:
- an assessment of the economic costs and benefits of relocating the APVMA from Canberra to Armidale
- an examination of the key risks of relocation and effective mitigation strategies or plans that could address the identified risks
- an analysis of the economic impacts on Canberra and Armidale.
The final report, Cost Benefit and risk analysis of the potential relocation of the APVMA was released by the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources on 25 November 2016.
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