27 Mar 2018

Victorian gorse survey seeks to support landholders

The Victorian Gorse Taskforce (VGT) has developed a community survey to gain an understanding of the types of support that communities need from VGT to manage gorse in their local area. The VGT uses government investment to establish and support community-led projects, which aim to eradicate gorse where possible across Victoria. Gorse is a highly invasive weed present throughout some areas of Victoria. It can have adverse impacts on agriculture, waterways, amenity and native vegetation as well as harbouring pests such as, rabbits and foxes.

In Victoria gorse is regionally:

  • Prohibited in the East Gippsland catchment
  • Restricted in the Mallee catchment
  • Controlled in all other Victorian catchments

RMCG have been engaged by VGT to run a survey, which seeks information about work done on individual properties to control gorse.

The results from this survey will help the VGT identify opportunities where we can provide better support to you or your networks. If you know or suspect gorse on your property please take five minutes to fill out the survey so the VGT can work to provide the right support.

The survey should not take any more than 5 to 10 minutes to complete and you can go in the draw to win 1 of 3 $50 Woolworths vouchers. The survey can be accessed via this link here.