Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party News


Call for Tenders: Provision of Professional Services for Serrated Tussock Extension Officer

The Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party is an incorporated not for profit organisation comprised of voluntary community members who collaborate with a range of stakeholders to deliver the actions of the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party Strategy 2018-23. The Working Party seeks to appoint an individual or consulting firm with recognised and proven skills in... Read more
VSTWP community support

Opportunity for Weed Hygiene Training

The Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) is coordinating a number of weed hygiene training session across the state in 2019-20. Preference will be given to organisations in areas which currently have serrated tussock infestations. This is part of a broader project to improve weed hygiene practices and prevent the spread of serrated tussock. Who is... Read more

Youth engagement grant program

  Young people provide a new perspective on invasive species management (image: Intrepid Landcare). Young people are under-represented in invasive species management, yet they have much to offer by way of passion and interest in improving our landscapes. Land management is an inter-generational issue, and managing pests and weeds is a crucial part of enhancing... Read more

VSTWP presents troubling tussock at Sheepvention

The VSTWP had a terrific time at the Sheepvention a few weeks ago, with many landowners coming to see the live Serrated Tussock plants and learn the finer skills of how to best identify this noxious weed. Hamilton is directly in the firing line for infestations of Serrated Tussock, with larger infestations to the east... Read more

Maffra VSTWP Meeting: August 21

Now is the time to check your property for the noxious weed serrated tussock (Nassella trichotoma), with the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) coming to visit Maffra on Wednesday 21st of August. The VSTWP have big plans to support the local community in Eastern Victoria to manage the invasive grass Serrated tussock through a... Read more
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