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) 2017-2019 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.

2017-2019 Roadside Weeds and Pests Program allocations

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 Jobs, Precincts and Regions. Councils are required to report their progress against their plans and seek variations to the plan where required. 


The $2.7 million Roadside Weeds and Pests Program (RWPP) 2019-2020 will reduce the impact of invasive species on farming communities and the environment.

Further Information

For information on the prevention, management and treatment of pests, diseases and weeds visit the Agriculture Victoria website

For more information on RWPP, please contact Local Government Victoria on:

(03) 9948 8538

Control Plan Assistance

Program ManagerRegionContactLocal Government Area 
Peter KennedyPort Phillip(03) 5366 0025, Casey, Melton, Mornington Peninsula, Nillumbik, Whittlesea, Yarra Ranges, Hume, Wyndham
Ryan CookeBarwon South West(03) 5226 4076 Otway, Corangamite, Geelong, Glenelg, Moyne, Southern Grampians, Surf Coast, Warrnambool
Ben PerryLoddon Mallee(03) 5430 4329, Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Gannawarra, Loddon, Macedon Ranges, Mt Alexander,  Buloke, Mildura, Swan Hill
James RoweGrampians(03) 5336 6694      
Ararat, Ballarat, Golden Plains, Hepburn, Moorabool, Hindmarsh, Horsham, Northern Grampians, Pyrenees, West Wimmera, Yarriambiack
Terry BarnardHume(02) 6043 7951, Indigo, Towong, Wangaratta, Wodonga, Benalla, Mansfield, Mitchell, Moira, Murrindindi,  Shepparton, Strathbogie
Peter KennedyEast Gippsland(03) 5366 0025 Gippsland, Bass Coast, Baw Baw, Latrobe, South Gippsland, Wellington

Page last updated: 03/06/19