Review of Darebin Integrated Weed Management Strategy

Council is reviewing the Darebin Integrated Weed Management Strategy, and we would like you to tell us what you want to see from the new Strategy.


The review aims to:

  • ensure the Strategy continues to align with current national, state and local government policy guidelines.
  • assess Darebin’s current weed management practices
  • provide a guideline on future best practice on effective weed management, which will cover:
    • reducing the use of all herbicides and eventual phasing out of glyphosate
    • increasing biodiversity values e.g. the connections of plants and animals
    • improving the appearance and functionality of public green spaces e.g. parklands, sporting fields, pavements.

Background

In 2008 Council developed the Darebin Integrated Weed Management Strategy to address the threat of weeds to our environment and living quality. The key themes were to minimise the extent of existing weeds, and prevent the spread of new weeds into our municipality.

Weeds have a major impact on environmental, economic and social values of society, they pose a threat to the Australian landscape. Conservation reserves, waterways, sports fields and open space areas are constantly challenged with existing and new emerging weeds.

Addressing these threats requires a strategic and coordinated response. Landholders, community groups, industry and government all have a role and this requires a collaborative approach. Importantly the residents of Darebin also have a role to play, as landholders and the as the community we represent your input' to weed management within municipality is crucial in how we address the threat of weeds.


What’s next?

Have your say! To start the review Council invited our community to a public session to inform attendees of Darebin’s current weed management practices. The session also allowed us understand what the community would like to see out of the new Strategy. You can view the presentation here.

If you were unable to attend or have further feedback you can share your thoughts or ask questions below.

Please provide your feedback by 31 January 2019.


Council is reviewing the Darebin Integrated Weed Management Strategy, and we would like you to tell us what you want to see from the new Strategy.


The review aims to:

  • ensure the Strategy continues to align with current national, state and local government policy guidelines.
  • assess Darebin’s current weed management practices
  • provide a guideline on future best practice on effective weed management, which will cover:
    • reducing the use of all herbicides and eventual phasing out of glyphosate
    • increasing biodiversity values e.g. the connections of plants and animals
    • improving the appearance and functionality of public green spaces e.g. parklands, sporting fields, pavements.

Background

In 2008 Council developed the Darebin Integrated Weed Management Strategy to address the threat of weeds to our environment and living quality. The key themes were to minimise the extent of existing weeds, and prevent the spread of new weeds into our municipality.

Weeds have a major impact on environmental, economic and social values of society, they pose a threat to the Australian landscape. Conservation reserves, waterways, sports fields and open space areas are constantly challenged with existing and new emerging weeds.

Addressing these threats requires a strategic and coordinated response. Landholders, community groups, industry and government all have a role and this requires a collaborative approach. Importantly the residents of Darebin also have a role to play, as landholders and the as the community we represent your input' to weed management within municipality is crucial in how we address the threat of weeds.


What’s next?

Have your say! To start the review Council invited our community to a public session to inform attendees of Darebin’s current weed management practices. The session also allowed us understand what the community would like to see out of the new Strategy. You can view the presentation here.

If you were unable to attend or have further feedback you can share your thoughts or ask questions below.

Please provide your feedback by 31 January 2019.