Roadsides are a ready means for invasive plants and pest animals to spread throughout Victoria, threatening parks, forests and rural land asset values.

2020-2021

The $2.8 million Roadside Weeds and Pests Program (RWPP) 2020-2021 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.

Control Plans

Councils are required to undertake roadside weed and pest control work that is broadly consistent with their previous 2019-2020 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) contact (listed below).

Further Information

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 rwpp@ecodev.vic.gov.au

Control Plan Assistance

Page last updated: 26/11/20