Woori Yallock Creek Vegetation Improvement

Weed control work in priority areas for best value outcomes

This proposed Woori Yallock Creek vegetation improvement project is a Biodiversity Response Planning (BRP) generated proposal which can contribute to the goals and targets of Protecting Victoria’s Environment- Biodiversity 2037 (Bio2037).

This proposal has utilised Strategic Management Prospects (SMP) modelling to consider cost-benefit effectiveness aiming to maximise and enhance biodiversity benefits of the project within the landscape.

The proposal builds on previous weed control and vegetation structure improvement delivered by Port Phillip & Westernport CMA with funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

The project will contribute to the Bio2037 target of 1.5 million hectares of weed control in priority locations. Weed control in this location has a cost-benefit ranking in the top 10% for weed control for the whole state.

This project is situated mainly within the Upper Yarra Ranges landscape. The map shows the previous work area (blue) and the indicative project area (SMP modelling showing the top 10% (orange) and 3% (green) areas for weed control).

Themes and Local Areas

Primary Theme:Native Vegetation
Other Themes:Waterways, Native Animals, Communities
Primary Local Area:Yarra Ranges & Nillumbik
Other Local Areas:
Project location:Priority areas around the Woori Yallock Creek
Scale of the project:Local
New or continuing work:Building on previous work

Project partners

Lead organisation:Melbourne Water
Key partners:Local Landcare and community groups, landholders
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:$$ (Tens of thousands of dollars)
Estimated scale of investment for full project implementation:$$$ (Hundreds of thousands of dollars)
Estimated timeframe for full project implementation:2-10 years

Contribution toward targets

Primary Regional Catchment Strategy targets and contribution to its achievement:Pest and weed control – At least 192,000 hectares of pest herbivore control and 64,000 hectares of weed control undertaken in priority areas in this region between 2017 and 2037 (an average of at least 9,600 and 3,200 hectares per year respectively). This project will contribute to the overall regional target.
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 – Projects that will protect and enhance on-farm remnant native vegetation

More information

Biodiversity Response Planning factsheet for this landscape