Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party News

VSTWP - Community Workshop

Community engagement workshop success

The VSTWP hosted a free workshop on community engagement knowledge and practice change on Saturday 25 May, with renowned engagement expert Lisa Adams. The workshop was attended by 11 people from a broad range of community members and stakeholders who were interested in supporting or engaging landowners to better manage serrated tussock. The event was funded by... Read more

Upcoming VSTWP meeting in Bendigo: May 8 2019

The VSTWP will conducting the next quaterly meeting in Bendigo, as part of a concerted campaign to reach the regions of Victoria and connect with stakeholders across the State. Interested community members and stakeholders are invited to attend and hear what the VSTWP have been upto, and give input into future areas of Serrated tussock extension... Read more

MasterClass community engagement principles

Do you manage or support a serrated tussock control program? Are you keen to develop your community engagement knowledge and practice towards better management of serrated tussock? If your answer is yes to these questions, you are warmly invited to apply for this free workshop, hosted by the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party. When: Saturday... Read more

Community extension program assistance

The VSTWP Community Extension Program seeks to support communities to reduce the impact of serrated tussock (Nassella trichotoma) on agricultural, environmental and social values. The program aims to tailor extension services to local attributes, level of community support and the density of the infestation. Below is a summary of the program and outlines how to... Read more

Rowsley Valley: 20 Years On – case study

The VSTWP have just completed a new case study titled “Rowsley Valley: 20 Years on”, which explores the large investment in serrated tussock control over the past two decades and what effect that has had on the Rowsley Valley landscape. The Rowsley Valley is a picturesque volcanic lava flow located 50kms North-West of Melbourne and... Read more
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VSTWP train City of Bendigo staff members

VSTWP Community Engagement Officer, Ivan Carter, has trained bushcrew members and rangers from the City of Greater Bendigo in best practice Serrated tussock management. Topics included in the training package were how to best idenfity, treat, prevent the spread and manage Serrated tussock using best practice principles and the latest research. Staff from the City... Read more
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Roadside signage with photograph

Have you seen our new Serrated Tussock signs while driving around? The VSTWP has installed 16 roadside new signs with photographs in isolated areas across Victoria. The new sites have been strategically chosen to target small isolated infestations, that have the potential to spread rapidly if left untreated. They will assist raising awareness of the... Read more
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Progress Report 17/18 now available

The Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) has expanded its community extension programs in strategic locations across Victoria over the past 12 months, supporting nearly 300 landowners in the Maude, Bullengarook, Toolernvale and Myrniong regions. Three extension officers were contracted to implement the targeted extension projects, which aimed to increase awareness of serrated tussock and... Read more
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Educating at Gordon Community Fair

The VSTWP had a terrific time at the Gordon Community Fair on the 11th of November 2018, with many landowners coming to see the live Serrated Tussock plants and learn the finer skills of how to best identify this noxious weed. Gordon is directly in the firing line for infestations of Serrated Tussock, with larger... Read more

Community leadership program now open

Community Leadership Programs & Scholarships VRCLP are currently calling for applications across Victoria. Ten scholarships are also available, valued at up to $6,240 each, will cover the cost of candidates’ participation in one of the VRCLP’s 10 local regional community leadership programs. Successful applicants will work in or show a genuine interest in biosecurity and... Read more