The Pest Management Working Group, now known as the Biosecurity Management Working Group was formed in September 1997 to implement the Pest Management Plan by considering all pests in relation to the range of land management priorities in the Douglas Shire Council area.

With the introduction of the new Biosecurity Act in 2016, the Biosecurity Management Plan (Pest Management Plan) has been updated to coincide with the new provisions. The Biosecurity Management Working Group is a mandatory requirement for each local government area as per Chapter 3 part 2 of the Biosecurity Act 2016.