Managing Weeds and Pests
The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is the lead agency for the control of weeds and pests in Victoria. Landholders are responsible for controlling pests and Declared Noxious Weeds (also known as invasive plants) on their land under the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994. For more information on how to identify and manage pests and weeds on your land see the Pests, Diseases and Weeds page on the Victorian Governments Agriculture website.
Weed and Pest Management on Council Roadsides and Reserves
Our program prioritises Regionally Prohibited Weeds which are weeds that we are legally required to eradicate. After this, Regionally Controlled Weeds and pest animals are prioritised where:
- Partners including Landcare and DEDJTR have targeted control programs (eg. Gorse in Yarram area and Serrated Tussock in Stratford area)
- There is a likelihood of high threat agricultural weeds spreading (eg. African Love Grass)
- Adjoining landholders have carried out weed control works
- We want to enhance the quality of natural ecosystems
The program is funded by Wellington Shire Council and the Victorian Government. We use the above priorities and consider seasonal conditions when planning our annual program. If you would like to have your roadside considered for weed control please fill in a Customer Action Request or contact us on 1300 366 244.