Roadside Weed and Rabbit Control Project

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Northern Grampians Shire Council is one of 56 rural and regional councils across Victoria who received funding under the State Government’s Roadside Weeds and Pests Management Program  to assist in the management of ‘regionally prohibited’ and regionally controlled’ weeds and pest animals on rural roadsides.

Council has received funding of 75,000 per year for the three years between 2015 and 2017 ($150,000 in total). This will be used for both on-ground works and for the development and implementation of the project’s Roadside Weed and Rabbit Control Plan.

Northern Grampians Shire Council manages approximately 3400 km of local road and is aware that roadsides provide a ready means for invasive plants and animals to spread across the region, threatening parks, forests and rural land asset values.

Managing such an extensive road network places a high maintenance and renewal demand on the available infrastructure budget, making it difficult to allocate significant funds to the issue of weed and pest animal control without State Government support.

In order to make the most effective use of funds, Council is collecting and mapping information  input from contractors,  individuals, Landcare groups, field naturalists groups, ‘Friends-of’ groups or any other community groups and organisations with any knowledge of the location, size and distribution of infestations.

People are able to report weed infestations using the downloaded form below. 

The Draft 2015-2017 Northern Grampians Shire Council Roadside Weed and rabbit Control Program (RWRCP)  Project plan is available for feedback and comment - please see link below.

Feedback or queries can be addressed to"

Kevin Spence

Sustainable Living Project Officer 

Telephone: (03) 5358 8700

Mobile: 0408 353 966

Email: kevin.spence@ngshire.vic.gov.au

 

Also available by link below is the 2014-15 RWRCP Annual Report