Halls Gap Landcare Group

Halls Gap Landcare – a Community Association of Halls Gap activity

Halls Gap Landcare is focussed on protecting native fauna habitat and addressing threats to the township’s environmental values, especially the occurrence and spread of pest plants.

Our group plays an active role in controlling pest species within our township and preventing their spread into the surrounding national park. Partnering with Project Platypus, we are currently 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, Burgan (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 priorities for the group will be focused on:

  • Sallow Wattle
  • Watsonia
  • Cootamundra Wattle
  • Early Black Wattle
  • Flinders Ranges Wattle
  • Rabbits

We are keen for the assistance of locals and visitors 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 join our group and be involved, please contact Graham Parkes, 0429 839179.