APVMA on the move

26 October 2017

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has completed the planning phase for its move to Armidale and is now preparing for relocation.

APVMA’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Chris Parker, said the interim office in Armidale houses three full-time staff and the APVMA would soon increase this footprint.

“We are in the position now where we can support the early relocation of Canberra-based staff and build a functional presence in Armidale,” Dr Parker said.

“We’ve finalised two important staffing policies that support our people to relocate and provide incentive for those who want to stay with the agency as long as possible.

“We had 450 applicants from our recent recruitment round and have made a number of offers for new staff to commence in Armidale.

“Clearly, the APVMA continues to be an attractive employer.

“There is still a lot more work to be done to support our relocation, and with the support of our dedicated workforce, we’re well on track,” Dr Parker said.

The APVMA in Armidale relocation strategy published in November 2016 is guiding implementation of the Government’s decision.

The APVMA’s relocation was referred to in the opening address from Dr Chris Parker, interim CEO of the APVMA, at the APVMA Senate Estimates hearing on 24 October. Read the full opening address here.

The APVMA will continue to report on relocation progress to members of the APVMA Relocation Advisory Council, as well as publishing information on the APVMA website www.apvma.gov.au.

Further information: Roanna Dawson | Director, Public Affairs | 0467 726 486 | media@apvma.gov.au

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