Roadsides are a ready means for invasive plants and pest animals to spread throughout Victoria, threatening parks, forests and rural land asset values.
Local Government Victoria commissioned ACIL Allen to undertake a review of the Roadside Weeds and Pests Program, specifically to examine whether the funding is being allocated in the most effective way possible. The review is underway and is expected to be completed by the end of July 2022.
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