Department of Primary Industries (DPI) should broaden the focus of its planning for biosecurity to include a longer term horizon and demonstrate closer alignment with national planning frameworks. To support this DPI should:
• apply a wider range of planning models and methods including scenario- based planning for long-term planning exercises
• establish a departmental planning protocol to parallel that applying to risk management and specify that the output from risk management processes be included in environmental scanning undertaken as part of the planning within each business unit of DPI
• take an active role in the development of the national AUSBIOSEC framework as it will play a key contextual role in future DPI and Biosecurity Victoria (BV) planning. 

Recommendation 1