Approximately 300 kilometers of roads are treated for blackberries each year, depending on funding allocations from Council and State Government. With 1,515 kilometres of local roads within Baw Baw Shire, it is not possible to treat all harmful weeds on all roadsides every year.
For blackberries, a rotational program is run starting with the roads listed as collector roads, then followed by local roads and local minor roads. Roads treated will be retreated after two to three years to ensure that follow-up control is done.
Landowners can request to have their roads included on the spray list. Please contact Council on 1300 229 229 for more information.
Weed control on the main arterial roads and freeways is the responsibility of Regional Roads Victoria.