Last week the Victorian Volcanic Plains (VVP) Linear Reserves Project partners GHCMA, CCMA and DELWP, completed two successful workshops for weed control contractors. The well attended workshops were run at Lake Bolac and Bannockburn. The project is funded by the Australian Government National Landcare program.
The focus is on improving the quality of the native grasslands on VVP roads and rail linear reserves. Weed contractors play an important part in this project as they carry out the work to control the weeds that have been identified as a high threat to the endangered grasslands. Another workshop will be held in the spring.
The aim of this round of workshops was to provide the contractors with an opportunity to learn about the importance of the grasslands, what is involved in the project, clarify questions they may have about legislative requirements and learn and exchange views with other contractors. At Bannockburn where these photos were taken, there was site visits to two rail reserves. Presentations and some of the other information from the workshop has been posted on the VVPCMN website.
There is also information from previous workshops held in 2015 that were provided for linear reserve managers and includes presentations on Victorian legislation such as the FFG Act 1988.