– PROJECT COMPLETED 2022 –
“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.