Roadsides are a ready means for invasive plants and pest animals to spread throughout Victoria, threatening parks, forests and rural land asset values.
The $5.4 million Roadside Weeds and Pests 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.
The list of regionally prohibited, regionally controlled and restricted weeds and pests eligible for treatment under the RWPP is available at the Agriculture Victoria website
To receive funding, eligible councils must produce a Roadside Weeds and Pests Control Plan. These plans outline the agreed approach to be undertaken by each council and identification of weeds and pests to be treated, and must be endorsed by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources. Councils are required to report their progress against their plans and seek variations to the plan where required. Councils are required to undertake community consultation on their plans and make the plans available to the public and readily available on their website.
An template for the control plan is available to assist councils develop their plan in line with the eligible project activities.
For more information on the prevention, management and treatment of pests, diseases and weeds visit the Pests, Diseases and Weeds website
For more information on RWPP, please contact Local Government Victoria on:
(03) 9948 8538
Control Plan Assistance
|Program Manager||Region||Contact||Local Government Area|
|Peter Kennedy||Port Phillip||(03) 5366 0025 firstname.lastname@example.org||Cardinia, Casey, Melton, Mornington Peninsula, Nillumbik, Whittlesea, Yarra Ranges, Hume, Wyndham|
|Ryan Cooke||Barwon South West|
(03) 5226 4076 email@example.com
|Colac Otway, Corangamite, Geelong, Glenelg, Moyne, Southern Grampians, Surf Coast, Warrnambool|
|Ben Perry||Loddon Mallee||(03) 5430 4329 firstname.lastname@example.org||Bendigo, Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Gannawarra, Loddon, Macedon Ranges, Mt Alexander, Buloke, Mildura, Swan Hill|
|Mark Farrer||Grampians||(03) 5355 0532 email@example.com||Ararat, Ballarat, Golden Plains, Hepburn, Moorabool, Hindmarsh, Horsham, Northern Grampians, Pyrenees, West Wimmera, Yarriambiack|
|Terry Barnard||Hume||(02) 6043 7951 firstname.lastname@example.org||Alpine, Indigo, Towong, Wangaratta, Wodonga, Benalla, Mansfield, Mitchell, Moira, Murrindindi, Shepparton, Strathbogie|
|Peter Kennedy||East Gippsland||(03) 5366 0025 email@example.com||East Gippsland, Bass Coast, Baw Baw, Latrobe, South Gippsland, Wellington|