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Victoria's Noxious Weed Review: Roll out not Fall out | Victoria's Noxious Weed Review: Method | Noxious Weeds Review: Phase 2 Data | Noxious Weeds Review: Phase 3a Data | Noxious Weeds Review: Phase 3b Data | References | Related Links

The present noxious weed list in Victoria is outdated - with no systematic review of the weeds since 1974. A minor revision occurred with the proclamation of the new legislation, The Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994 (CaLPAct) and again in 2003 - but the status of most of the weeds has not changed for at least 30 years. Through their Regional Weed Action Strategies, CMAs have updated their priorities and actions against specific weeds, but the legal listings are sometimes inconsistent with these documents.

This will be the first systematic review of the noxious weed list in Victoria since 1974. To try and reduce the possible negative impact of the review, consultation, communication and extension with regional staff, Catchment management Authorities (CMAs) and other stakeholders on the principles and process of the review has been underway since 2002. The review process is following the principles contained in the Proposed National Technical Specification for Post-Border Weed Risk management produced by the CRC for Australian Weed Management.
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The review of Victorian noxious weeds is organised into three phases:
    • Phase 1 - review the existing list of declared noxious weeds (101 species);
    • Phase 2 - assess the potential of regional priority weeds not already declared in Victoria, but noted in Regional Weed Action Plans (nine species in total);
    • Phase 3 - assess the potential of other weed species identified as important for the State. This includes species on the Weeds of National Significance (WONS) list, the National Environmental Alert List and other species nominated by the community through the Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs).

Phase 1 was completed in June 2004, Phase 2 assessments were completed in July 2006 and Phase 3a assessments were completed in July 2006 and 3b assessments were completed in February 2008.


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Victoria's Noxious Weed Review - Process
A diagrammatic overview of the Process in place for Victoria's Noxious Weed Review.

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Victoria's Noxious Weeds Review - Process



Invasive Plant Assessment and Noxious Weed Review
A Powerpoint presentation that provides an overview of the Pest Plant Assessment (risk, invasiveness) and Noxious Weeds Review.

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nox weed review presentation.pdf
(PDF 801KB)


Victoria's Invasive Plant Prioritisation Process
A downloadable copy of a paper prepared by John Weiss
et al (2002) that describes the best way to control weeds on Public and Agricultural land.

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Weiss VPPPP WRA.pdf
(PDF 69KB)



'Victoria's Noxious Weed Review: Roll out not Fall out'
A downloadable copy of a paper prepared by John Weiss et al (2004) that describes the strategies, issues and difficulties faced in Victoria's Noxious Weed Review.

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Weiss Noxious weeds review  2004.pdf
(PDF 104KB)


Victoria's Noxious Weed Review: Method
A downloadable copy of the Victorian Weed Risk Assessment Method and Appendices for Victoria's Noxious Weed Review, prepared by DPI (2008).

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Victorian Weed Risk Assessment method.pdf
(PDF 630KB)


Noxious Weeds Review: Phase 2 Data

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NWR Phase 2 Data Oct2005_rev.pdf
(PDF - 1.5MB)

Noxious Weeds Review: Phase 3a Data

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NWR_Phase3a_2005-06.pdf
(PDF - 1.8MB)

Noxious Weeds Review: Phase 3b Data
Section 1: Species Pages

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nwr_phase3b_parta.pdf
(PDF 271KB)


nwr_phase3b_all_speciesprt1.pdf
(PDF 2.2MB)


nwr_phase3b_all_speciesprt1b.pdf(PDF 2.5MB)


nwr_phase3b_all_speciesprt2.pdf
(PDF 2.3MB)



nwr_phase3b_all_speciesprt2b.pdf
(PDF 2.3MB)


nwr_phase3b_all_speciesprt4.pdf
(PDF 2.9MB)


nwr_phase3b_all_speciesprt4a.pdf
(PDF 2.7MB)


nwr_phase3b_all_speciesprt5.pdf
(PDF 3.4MB)

Section 2: Weed scores and rank by CMA

nwr_phase3b_all_speciesprt5b.pdf
(PDF 3.3MB)


nwr_phase3b_all_speciesprt6.pdf
PDF 2.8MB

nwr_phase3b_all_speciesprt6b.pdf
PDF 3.6MB)

nwr_phase3b_partb.pdf
(PDF 896KB)


References

Weiss, J. and McLaren, D. (2002). Victoria’s Pest Plant Prioritisation Process. Proceedings of the 13th Australian Weeds Conference, eds H. Spafford Jacob, J. Dodd and J.H. Moore, pp. 509-512 (Plant Protection Society of Western Australia, Perth).

Weiss, J., Morfe, T.A. and McLaren, D. (2002). Assessing the financial implications of alternative investment options in weed control. Proceedings of the 13th Australian Weeds Conference, eds H. Spafford Jacob, J. Dodd and J.H. Moore, pp. 505-508 (Plant Protection Society of Western Australia, Perth).

Weiss, J., Hunt, T. and Iaconis, L. (2004). Noxious Weed Review; Phase 1. – Assessment Data. (The State of Victoria, Department of Primary Industries, Frankston).

Weiss, J., Edgar, R., Hunt, T. and Morfe, T. (2004) Victoria's noxious weeds review: roll out not fall out. Proceedings of the 14th Australian Weeds Conference, eds B. M Sindel and S.B.M. Johnson , pp. 707-710 (Weed Society of New South Wales)

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