2015-2017 Funding details
Roadsides provide a ready means for invasive plants and pest animals to spread throughout Victoria, threatening parks, forests and rural land asset values.
The $5.2 million Roadside Weeds and Pests Management Program (RWPP) assists the 56 councils across Victoria responsible for managing lengths of rural roadsides. These councils receive up to $75,000 a year (2015-2017), to the end of June 2017, to manage invasive plants and pests along rural roadsides.
The list of regionally prohibited and regionally controlled weeds and pests eligible for treatment under the RWPP is available at the Agriculture Victoria website
See the Roadside Weeds and Pests Management Program Frequently Asked Questions (DOCX, 92.2 KB)
Visit the Pests, Diseases and Weeds website
Phone (03) 9948 8514
Control Plan Assistance
|Program Manager||Region||Contact||Local Government Area|
|Chelsea Vercoe||Port Phillip||(03) 5366 0020 Chelsea.Vercoe@ecodev.vic.gov.au||Cardinia, Casey, Melton, Mornington Peninsula, Nillumbik, Whittlesea, Yarra Ranges, Hume, Wyndham|
|Ryan Cooke||Barwon South West||(03) 5226 4076 Ryan.Cooke@ecodev.vic.gov.au||Colac Otway, Corangamite, Geelong, Glenelg, Moyne, Southern Grampians, Surf Coast, Warrnambool|
|Rafael Fabris||Loddon Mallee||(03) 5430 4606 Rafael.Fabris@ecodev.vic.gov.au||Bendigo, Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Gannawarra, Loddon, Macedon Ranges, Mt Alexander, Buloke, Mildura, Swan Hill|
|Hamish Hurley||Grampians||(03) 5336 6617 Hamish.Hurley@ecodev.vic.gov.au||Ararat, Ballarat, Golden Plains, Hepburn, Moorabool, Hindmarsh, Horsham, Northern Grampians, Pyrenees, West Wimmera, Yarriambiack|
|Terry Barnard||Hume||(02) 6043 7951 Terry.Barnard@ecodev.vic.gov.au||Alpine, Indigo, Towong, Wangaratta, Wodonga, Benalla, Mansfield, Mitchell, Moira, Murrindindi, Shepparton, Strathbogie|
|Scott McArdle||Gippsland||(03) 5624 2316 Scott.McArdle@ecodev.vic.gov.au||East Gippsland, Bass Coast, Baw Baw, Latrobe, South Gippsland, Wellington|