Halls Gap Landcare Group

Halls Gap Landcare – a Community Association of Halls Gap activity

Our community plays an active role  in controlling pest plants within our town and preventing their spread into the national park. Partnering with Project Platypus, we are targeting a number of plants that could threaten our superb local natural environment.

Our major effort at present is the control of an invasive shrub, Kunzea leptospermoides, which is prevalent around the town entrance and between Hill Street and Pinnacle Road.  Extensive removal works have recently been carried out along Silversprings Road by the Ararat Landmate Crew, supervised by Project Platypus.

Other efforts have been focused on Blackberry, Watsonia and Arum Lily.

We are keen for the assistance of locals in identifying pest plant problems around the town and supporting control projects. Volunteer contributions can be in a number of ways – observations of pest plant issues, technical advice or on ground works.  If you would like to be involved, please contact Graham Parkes, 0429 839179.