What is Government Doing in Invasive Plant and Animal Management?
The Victorian Government's role is to:
- establish and maintain a statewide strategic direction for the management of invasive species;
- provide preparedness for and prevention, eradication and containment of those invasive species that are not yet present across their full potential range and for which government intervention can be justified;
- provide pre-border and border biosecurity on a state level;
- engage with industry to minimise the risks of new incursions and to maximise protection from biosecurity risks;
- act where required as a regulator and enforcer in relation to invasive species and the techniques used to manage them, by providing appropriate legislation and resources to achieve compliance;
- manage invasive plants and animals on public land including where necessary, to protect adjoining land, as required to fulfil responsibilities under relevant legislation;
- manage State prohibited weeds wherever they occur;
- provide policy and funding for strategic research;
- engage with the community in pursuing coordinated action against widely established invasive plants and animals; and
- engage with stakeholders and the community in education, pest management planning, implementation and reporting on both private and public land and in freshwater environments.
Click below to read about some of Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) invasive plant and animal management projects:
Read about Parks Victoria's invasive plant and animal management program. (external links)