Funding for Roadside Weed Management
Golden Plains Shire Council welcomes the news it will receive $51,745 as part of the Victorian Government’s Roadside Weeds and Pests Program.
Part of a statewide program to prevent the spread of invasive weeds and pests on rural roads, Council will receive $51,745 from the Victorian Government to fund the control of declared weeds on Golden Plains Shire roadsides.
The funding will be used to support Council’s roadside weed control program, targeting declared weeds including serrated tussock, gorse, blackberry, broom, sweet briar and hawthorn.
Last year, Council received $47,727 as part of the program which, combined with contributions from Council, supported roadside weed control of more than 1500km of the Shire’s roadsides.
Council is committed to tackling invasive weeds and pests, which change the natural diversity and balance of ecological communities, threatening the survival of many native plants and animals.
Golden Plains Shire Mayor Cr Helena Kirby welcomed the Roadside Weeds and Pests Program funding to support invasive weed control across the Shire’s roadsides.
“The Roadside Weeds and Pests Program funding announcement from the Victorian Government is excellent news for local residents and will help support the native flora and fauna across our Shire.
“Council is committed to protecting the rural environment that make our Shire such a beautiful place to live and controlling invasive weeds on our roadsides is key to allowing these native plants and animals to flourish and protecting the agriculture sector from the impacts of invasive weeds.
“This funding will allow Council to continue its successful roadside weed control program, which saw invasive weeds controlled across more than 1,500km of Golden Plains Shire roadsides in 2020.”