Northern Yarra Weed Action

Assisting long-term weed control for Northern Yarra landowners

The Northern Yarra Weed Action Group supports Northern Yarra landowners to undertake weed control on private land, working collaboratively across boundaries with neighbours and with the agencies responsible for the management of public land.

We offer equipment hire, training, property planning, works coordination and agency engagement to achieve long-term control of weeds and the enhancement of native vegetation.

Operating since the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires, the Northern Yarra Weed Action Group has assisted more than 200 landowners in the district, and seeks to continue its good work with ongoing funding to keep its Project Officer in the field.

The group’s work improves the extent and quality of vegetation along waterways, connecting the forested foothills of the Great Divide with the Yarra River. Invasive weeds are a major threat to native vegetation quality and support a range of invasive pest species. We aim to reduce the structural declines in native vegetation and protect remnant vegetation and provide a buffer against the persistent pressure on nearby National Parks and State Forest.

Themes and Local Areas

Primary Theme:Native Vegetation
Other Themes:Waterways, Native Animals, Land Use, Sustainable Agriculture, Communities
Primary Local Area:Yarra Ranges & Nillumbik
Other Local Areas:
Project location:The areas around Yarra Glen and Healesville, taking in Steels Creek, Dixons Creek, Chum Creek, Myers Creek, Tarrawarra and part of Toolangi
Scale of the project:Local
New or continuing work:Continuing/building on previous work

Project partners

Lead organisation:Northern Yarra Landcare Network
Key partners:Melbourne Water, Parks Victoria, VicRoads, Yarra Ranges Shire Council, Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA), Communities Environment Program
Registered Aboriginal Party/s relevant to the project or its area:Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation

Investment opportunities

Opportunities for investors within this project start from:$ (Thousands of dollars)
Estimated scale of investment for full project implementation:$$ (Tens of thousands of dollars)
Estimated timeframe for full project implementation:2-10 years

Contribution toward targets

Primary Regional Catchment Strategy target and contribution to its achievement:Pest and weed control
Relevant Biodiversity 2037 goal:Undertake weed or pest herbivore control to maintain and enhance vegetation quality in priority areas
Relevant National Landcare Program priority:Soil, biodiversity and vegetation – Projects that will protect and enhance on-farm remnant native vegetation

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