Point Nepean National Park Weed Control

Achieving biodiversity benefits in priority locations

Point Nepean National Park is rugged coastal landscape with remnant vegetation home to the White-footed Dunnart, Long-nosed Bandicoot, Black Wallaby, Singing Honeyeater, Blue-winged Parrot and Hooded Plover. Weed control would target and protect the fragile coastal ecosystem and habitat.

This project has utilised Strategic Management Prospects (SMP) modelling to consider latest science and cost-benefit effectiveness aiming to maximise and enhance biodiversity benefits of the project within the landscape. Point Nepean National Park is a priority location for controlling weeds under Protecting Victoria’s Environment- Biodiversity 2037 (Bio2037), with a cost-benefit ranking in the top 20% for action across the whole state.

This project has been identified as a high priority under the Western Port and South-East Melbourne Conservation Action Plan.

Left: Point Nepean National Park. Right: Priority locations for weed control (purple top 20%).

Themes and Local Areas

Primary Theme:Native vegetation
Other Themes:Native Animals, Coasts
Primary Local Area:Mornington Peninsula
Other Local Areas:
Project location:Priority areas within the Point Nepean National Park
Scale of the project:Local
New or continuing work:Continuing/building on previous work

Project partners

Lead organisation:Parks Victoria
Key partners:Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
Registered Aboriginal Party/s relevant to the project or its area:Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation

Investment opportunities

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

Contribution toward targets

Primary Regional Catchment Strategy target:Point Nepean National Park is 560 hectares and has the ability to contribute to the RCS target of sustained weed control achieved for at least 40,000 hectares in priority areas of this region from 2017 to 2027.
Relevant Biodiversity 2037 goal:Undertake weed or pest herbivore control to maintain and enhance vegetation quality in priority areas
Relevant National Landcare Program priority:

More information

Western Port and South-east Melbourne Conservation Action Plan