Barkers Creek Landcare & Wildlife Group

Barkers Creek Landcare & Wildlife are a group of local residents passionate about protecting and restoring our natural environment, and building our sense of belonging to the Barkers Creek community in which we live. We are now into our third decade and going strong. Learn more …

Roadside Weeds Removal Program


“Mount Alexander Shire Council has a funding agreement with the Department of Environment, Water, Land and Planning (DEWLP), for priority roadside weed control works – the Roadside Weeds and Pests Management Program (RWPP). Council desires to ‘plan and implement control activities for the long-term management of ‘regionally prohibited’, ‘regionally controlled’ and ‘restricted’ weeds on rural roadsides.” 

This is where Barkers Creek Landcare & Wildlife group came in. Each year from 2016 to 2021 we have successfully gained a small Grant to assist us in weed control along our rural roads. If you have a look at the ‘before and after’ photos you will see that in White Gum Road alone there was Broom, Blackberry, Gorse, Briar Rose, Patterson’s Curse … and Gazania. So the Roads we covered were White Gum Rd, Hillview Rd, Karingal Park Drive, Carrs Rd, Peelers Rd, Blackjack Rd, Specimen Gully Rd, Congdon Rd, School Rd … and some more.

The Top 10 Weeds featured on our page are all present in our area. As local Community members of Barkers Creek we decided that we have a vested interest in making sure that all these weeds are cleaned up properly. So we have been happy to do this on behalf on the Council and the State Government – DEWLP.

After extensive discussion this program has been handed back to Council.