Victorian Serrated Tussock Strategy 2018-2023
The Victorian Serrated Tussock Strategy 2018-2023 is the primary guiding strategy for the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party.
The Strategy outlines our goal and three key objectives:
Goal: A reduced impact of serrated tussock on Victoria’s economy, environment and communities.
- Build community capability to prevent and manage serrated tussock.
- Reduce the current impact of serrated tussock on affected communities.
- Restrict the establishment and spread of serrated tussock in Victoria.
Building on the achievements and lessons from over 20 years of community-driven leadership, the VSTWP has prepared this new strategy to guide its work through to 2023. The strategy provides a clear focus to build community capability to prevent and manage serrated tussock so that:
• the impact of serrated tussock on affected communities is reduced, and
• communities can manage and restrict the spread of new and small infestations across the state.
This two-pronged approach represents a commitment to aspects of its previous strategy, ie. supporting affected local communities in the area known as the Core (Melbourne-Geelong-Ballarat area), with the addition of a stronger emphasis on raising community awareness and preparedness across Victoria more generally.
With serrated tussock infestations occurring in isolated areas from north east Victoria through to south western Victoria, the VSTWP will extend its support to other communities, so that they are equipped to manage land (and pathways of spread) and prevent serrated tussock becoming an intractable problem.
By reducing the impact of serrated tussock in severely infested areas and restricting its spread elsewhere, the VSTWP’s strategy will prevent significant future costs to the state of Victoria.
The document, which presents strategic actions for the key objectives, can be downloaded by clicking the cover below.