Roadside Weed and Pest Management Program
Council's Roadside Weed and Pest Management Program (RWPP) is an annual weed and rabbit control program on Council managed roadsides.
The majority of this work takes place between September and January each year. Council also undertakes pest control on bush reserves and along the Rail Trail.
These programs aim to protect native vegetation and eradicate pests that can be an issue for landholders and industry. Council is also committed to pest control under the Catchment and Land Protection (CALP) Act 1994. 81% of RCOW roadsides are of high or medium conservation value. Weeds and physical disturbance are the major threats to these valuable environmental assets.
Target pests include:
- all listed noxious weeds for the North East region
- some environmental weeds including Blue Periwinkle
- wild fruit trees (to control fruit fly)
You can see the full list of target weeds in the fact sheet below.
For further information or to report noxious weed or rabbit warren locations please contact the RWPP coordinator on 03 5722 0888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.