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Have you got gorse? – Victorian Gorse Taskforce survey 2018

Posted on 22 February, 2018 by Asha

The Victorian Gorse Taskforce (VGT) has developed a 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.  It can adversely impact on agriculture, waterways, amenity and native vegetation, as well as harbour pests such as, rabbits and foxes. 

In Victoria, gorse is:

  • Regionally prohibited in the East Gippsland catchment.
  • Regionally restricted in the Mallee catchment.
  • Regionally controlled in all other Victorian catchments.

The results from this survey will help the VGT identify opportunities where they 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:

The survey closes 5 pm on Tuesday 13 March 2018.

One response to “Have you got gorse? – Victorian Gorse Taskforce survey 2018”

  1. David Cheal says:

    The Gorse Task Force has assisted in controlling an horrendous weed. We should expand this task force to attack similar (and similarly treated) woody weeds, such as Briar. The control methods are almost identical and the species intertwine in the bush and on agricultural properties. It makes little sense to walk past Briar bushes and only treat Gorse. I suppose this comment is a back-handed compliment to the GTF. Let’s expand its efforts.

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