Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party News

Victorian Landcare Grants Now Open: Apply Now

The VSTWP partner with Landcare on many projects and believe Landcare Grants are a great way to tackle Serrated Tussock. The Victorian Government is providing $3.35 million through the Victorian Landcare Grants to support Landcare and environmental volunteering groups and networks for on-ground works, education, and capacity building projects that protect, enhance, and restore our... Read more

Join us at Sheepvention August 2022: Hamilton VIC

The VSTWP will again have a stall at the mighty Sheepvention 2022, which is held at the Hamilton Showgrounds on July 31st and August 1st and 2nd. It will sure to be a massive event and will allow the VSTWP to engage with the broader farming and rural community. Come and say hello, and receive... Read more

Grow West Community Planting Day 2022: 24 July 2022

Join our partners Grow West for a community planting day along the Werribee River. There are limited tickets, so get in quick. Bring the family and help us improve habitat on the Werribee River. You will be joining other volunteers to plant 4,000 seedlings and make up and install tree guards to protect the seedlings.... Read more

How to address flupropanate shortages

There are currently supply issues with the selective herbicide flupropanate, with supplies likely to be limited for some time. The shortages of flupropanate are more likely to impact landowners with larger properties and higher densities of serrated tussock. Whilst supplies of flupropanate are limited there are a number of other management options: Redistribution of personal... Read more

Request for Quotation: Serrated Tussock Extension Officer

About the role The VSTWP seeks to engage a service provider/contractor with proven skills and experience in the provision of extension (educational) services for noxious weeds. The service provider will deliver extension services to land managers within a defined project area, to raise awareness, promote best practice, and encourage the voluntarily management of serrated tussock... Read more

VSTWP Community Grants are now open

The Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) is providing community groups and organisations with the opportunity to apply for grants to manage serrated tussock. The grants aim to support community groups and organisations to build their capacity to achieve long term voluntary management of serrated tussock. Grants of up to $5,000 (GST excluded) are available... Read more

VSTWP 20/21 Progress Report now available

The Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) has continued community extension programs in strategic locations across Victoria over the past 12 months, supporting nearly 300 landowners in the Mount Wallace, Romsey, Kerrie and Hesket regions. Two extension officers were contracted to implement the targeted extension projects, which aimed to increase awareness of serrated tussock and... Read more

Best practice serrated tussock field day, Ballan VIC: 14 May 2022

The Pentland Hills Landcare Group are one of the busiest and most active groups battling serrated tussock. They have a long-standing history of helping landholders and land managers tackle the noxious weed serrated tussock from the ground and from the air and have many members who benefit from their knowledge and equipment. The VSTWP have... Read more

Guiding small scale property owners to become land stewards: CCMA

This project will engage smaller landholders in catchment management and empower them to adopt environmental best practices through tailored land management workshops. The Small Blocks Big Dreams project is being delivered in partnership with local Landcare networks, providing local support and expert knowledge. The project will target smaller properties with intensive land uses, specifically: artisan/small producers, lifestyle/bush block owners... Read more

VSTWP to setup at Seymour Farming expo: 1-3 April 2022

The VSTWP are excited to announce that we will have a table at the popular Seymour Farming Expo from 1-3 April 2022. Held in the heart of Victoria at Kings Park Seymour, the Expo features approximately 400 exhibitors and attracts 20,000 visitors across three days. We will have a stall in the indoor pavilion that will... Read more