Weeds are a problem in Casey and can cause havoc to our indigenous bush landscape. Once established, weeds can stop indigenous plants from growing and thriving. They reduce the habitat of native animals and can become home for pest animals such as rabbits and foxes.
Some weeds are noxious and landholders must remove them, according to the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994 (CALP Act). Weeds spread in many ways including:
- Vehicle traffic
- Pedestrian movement
- Dumping of garden waste
- Other animals, particularly foxes and birds
To help identify weeds, we have developed a weed identification guide. This is a joint effort with Cardinia Shire Council and the City of Greater Dandenong. The weed identification guide has:
- Pictures of the 90 worst weeds in the Casey region
- How to remove weeds
- How to prevent weeds
Reporting problematic weeds growth
If you identify problematic weeds in public spaces that are harming the natural landscape, you can let us know.