Management of Roadside Vegetation

Management of Roadside Vegetation
03 May
03 May

Description

The management of roadsides is complex. Local Governments are responsible for the provision of safe and efficient local road networks, while at the same time needing to manage the potential impacts of road construction and maintenance on the important biodiversity values that exist in road reserves.

At each event attendees will learn about ways to improve the management of roadsides to better protect vegetation, and improve condition and resilience. Case studies specific to each locality will illustrate how the conservation of vegetation has been addressed during road planning and maintenance works.

The program will cover:
  • an overview of the legislative and policy context for roadside management and the clearing of vegetation
  • the ecological value of remnant roadside vegetation, including landscape connectivity, wildlife habitat, and representation of declared rare flora and threatened ecological communities.
  • tools to identify conservation value vegetation in roadsides, and considerations for site surveys.
  • planning new roads or road maintenance works such as drainage, road widening or re-alignments, to minimise environmental impacts
  • pruning, slashing and spraying considerations in roadsides
  • risk and liability of roadside management and safety treatments
  • the economic value and 'sense of place' that roadside vegetation provides in regional areas, and
  • examples of management options to conserve roadside vegetation value.
Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Target Audience

Elected Members and Local Government Officers ONLY
Management of Roadside Vegetation - Northam
  • Friday, 3 May 2019
  • 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (Registration from 9:30AM)
  • Northam Recreation Centre, Hospitality Room, 44 Peel Terrace, Northam
  • $88.00 (Incl. GST)
RSVP by Friday, 26 April Register Now Program
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