The City of Whittlesea Pest Plant Local Law lists 12 priority weed species for eradication. Seasonal proactive education and compliance programs are conducted for a number of these species each year with the aim of reducing their threat to agricultural and environmental values of the rural areas.
The Pest Plant program compliments sustainable land management incentives, including Council’s Sustainable Land Management Rate Rebate Scheme and Environmental Works Grant, and the Melbourne Water Stream Frontage Management Program. The program is also closely aligned with the annual rural roadside weed management program.
For further details on the Pest Plant Local Law and Council’s Education and Compliance Program procedure, click HERE.