Members of the Victorian community make up the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) in collaboration with stakeholders, such as the State Government, CMAs, Linear Reserve Managers, Local Government, and Landcare. Community representatives come from various walks of life with varied skills and experience; all with an interest and concern about serrated tussock in Victoria.
All Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party members both ordinary members and those holding office positions are considered community representatives who represent the Victorian community.
It is the community representative’s responsibility to meet the outcomes of the Victorian Serrated Tussock Strategy 2018-2023 by educating, promoting and encouraging the Victorian community to adopt serrated tussock best management practices.
The role of a community representative is broad and adaptable but the following lists examples of where the role can be applied to achieve community benefit.
Community representatives will be reimbursed for their time attending VSTWP meetings in accordance with Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party ‘sitting fees and travel rates schedule.’ Community representatives will also be reimbursed for kilometres travelled by car and other travel costs such as parking or public transport to attend VSTWP meetings, external meetings, and other events.