Roadsides are a ready means for invasive plants and pest animals to spread throughout Victoria, threatening parks, forests and rural land asset values.
In the recent State Budget, the Victorian Government announced $2.96 million in funding for the Roadside Weeds and Pests Program 2021-2022 to assist 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.
Councils are required to undertake roadside weed and pest control work that is broadly consistent with their previously approved Roadside Weeds and Pests Control Plan. Where council priorities diverge from their previously approved control plan, councils are required to liaise with their Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) Agriculture Victoria contact (listed below).
The list of regionally prohibited, regionally controlled and restricted weeds and pests eligible for treatment under the RWPP is available from Agriculture Victoria
For more information on the RWPP, please contact Local Government Victoria at firstname.lastname@example.org
Control Plan Assistance
Page last updated: 02/09/21