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 to manage invasive plants and pests along rural roadsides.
In order to receive funding, eligible councils must produce a Roadside Weed and Rabbit Control Plan (Control Plan) endorsed by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) as soon as possible.
These plans will outline the agreed approach to be undertaken by each council and identification of weeds and pest to be treated and must by endorsed by DEDJTR. Councils will be required to report their progress against their plans and seek variations to the plan where required. Council are required to undertake community consultation on their plans and make the plans available to the public and readily available on their external website.
An updated template for the Control Plan is now available to assist councils develop their plan in-line with the eligible project activities.
The list of regionally prohibited and regionally controlled weeds and pests eligible for treatment under the RWPP is available at the Agriculture Victoria website
For more information visit the Pests, Diseases and Weeds website or contact Local Government Victoria:
Phone (03) 9948 8538
Control Plan Assistance
|Program Manager||Region||Contact||Local Government Area|
|Peter Kennedy||Port Phillip||(03) 5366 0025 email@example.com||Cardinia, Casey, Melton, Mornington Peninsula, Nillumbik, Whittlesea, Yarra Ranges, Hume, Wyndham|
|Ryan Cooke||Barwon South West|
(03) 5226 4076 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Colac Otway, Corangamite, Geelong, Glenelg, Moyne, Southern Grampians, Surf Coast, Warrnambool|
|Ben Perry||Loddon Mallee||(03) 5430 4329 email@example.com||Bendigo, Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Gannawarra, Loddon, Macedon Ranges, Mt Alexander, Buloke, Mildura, Swan Hill|
|Mark Farrer||Grampians||(03) 5355 0532 firstname.lastname@example.org||Ararat, Ballarat, Golden Plains, Hepburn, Moorabool, Hindmarsh, Horsham, Northern Grampians, Pyrenees, West Wimmera, Yarriambiack|
|Terry Barnard||Hume||(02) 6043 7951 email@example.com||Alpine, Indigo, Towong, Wangaratta, Wodonga, Benalla, Mansfield, Mitchell, Moira, Murrindindi, Shepparton, Strathbogie|
|Peter Kennedy||East Gippsland||(03) 5366 0025 firstname.lastname@example.org||East Gippsland, Bass Coast, Baw Baw, Latrobe, South Gippsland, Wellington|