In 2020 we were funded by the Communities Environment Program through the office of Angus Taylor MP, for a serrated tussock project to support landholders doing chemical weed control work on their properties. This is a continuation of HCLG’s long-term work on weeds of concern in the district.

The funding covers the cost of appropriate chemicals for interested landholders as well as some of the cost of using spraying contractors. It will also cover any chemical certification training needed by landholders doing the work themselves. A workshop on the use of chemicals for serrated tussock control was planned for 2020 but was not held due to covid-19 constraints. Best practice safety and use information has been distributed instead. The project is due for completion by early 2021.