Addressing the ongoing issue of weeds with partnership projects
The Peri-urban Weed Program is sponsored by DEECA.
It establishes partnerships between Parks Victoria and Local Government to target weed control across Melbourne’s peri-urban landscape.
Weed control actions are undertaken across tenure and in 2021-22 there were six peri-urban project partnerships are sponsored.
Themes and Local Areas
|Primary Theme:||Native vegetation|
|Other Themes:||Native animals|
|Primary Local Area:||All Local Areas|
|Other Local Areas:|
|Project location:||Melbourne’s peri-urban area focusing on the Parks Victoria estate and Council-managed land|
|Scale of the project:||Landscape|
|New or continuing work:||Building on previous work|
|Lead organisation:||Parks Victoria|
|Key partners:||Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA), Local Government|
|Registered Aboriginal Party/s relevant to the project or its area:||Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation, Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation, Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation|
|Opportunities for investors within this project start from:||$$$ (Hundreds of thousands of dollars)|
|Estimated scale of investment for full project implementation:||$$$ (Hundreds of thousands of dollars) per year|
|Estimated timeframe for full project implementation:||2-10 years|
Contribution toward targets
|Primary Regional Catchment Strategy target:||At least 316,800 hectares of pest herbivore control and 105,600 hectares of weed control undertaken in priority areas in this region between 2017 and 2050 (an average of at least 9,600 and 3,200 hectares per year respectively).|
|Relevant Biodiversity 2037 goal:||Undertake weed or pest herbivore control to maintain and enhance vegetation quality in priority areas|
|Relevant National Landcare Program priority:||–|