The Weeds and Rabbits Project has invested in 15 different community projects, worth a total of $860,000. These are being delivered through our project partners, the Community Pest Management Groups for blackberry, gorse, rabbits and serrated tussock.
In addition, the project team are also rolling out a number of initiatives on community participation, leadership and compliance.
A complete list of the projects and initiatives is shown below.
|Project title||Project lead agency|
|The compliance project||Agriculture Victoria|
|Youth engagement in established invasive species management||Agriculture Victoria|
|Master class on leadership for community engagement||Agriculture Victoria|
|Improving digital information for community-led invasive species management||Agriculture Victoria|
|Demonstrating collective learning in community-led blackberry management||VBT|
|Development of a diagnostic tool for purple blotch disease of wild blackberry||VBT|
|Using a systems approach to improve integrated blackberry management in Victoria||VBT|
|What do they want? Surveying community needs and strengthening the systems approach for gorse management||VGT|
|Strengthening community capacity and raising awareness of established weeds and rabbits across Victoria||VGT|
|Strengthening community capacity to define the geographic scale of gorse in Victoria through citizen science||VGT|
|Expanding community engagement to maximise the effect of RHDV K5 release in Victoria||VRAN|
|Extending the knowledge and changing behaviour for rabbit management||VRAN|
|Victorian rabbit strategy||VRAN|
|Development of a guide for land managers in relation to integrated rabbit management and evaluation||VRAN|
|Support and empower community groups who are actively managing core serrated tussock infestations||VSTWP|
|Motivating disengaged landowners: social science research for serrated tussock||VSTWP|
|Improve current management practices for serrated tussock: applied science research||VSTWP|
|Implementing effective community engagement for serrated tussock management||VSTWP|
|Serrated tussock management field day in the core||VSTWP|