Invasive species destroy habitat, pollute our water, damage farmland and kill precious native plants and animals.
The Greens’ plan will end the patchy, underfunded approach to invasive species management, to protect nature and our farms.
The Greens’ Plan to Stop Invasives commits $240 million over four years to the management of introduced plants and feral animals in Victoria.
The Greens’ plan will:
- Create a new Invasive Species Management Authority: a single government body to drive invasive species management across Victoria.
- Develop detailed, statewide plans for managing the most threatening invasives species, including $40 million to manage feral deer.
- Change the status of deer to a pest animal and ensure management is professional and effective.
- End the use of recreational hunting as the primary means of managing invasive animal species.
- Help farmers and gardeners limit the spread of damaging weedy plants with $32 million to stop weedy pests entering Victoria.
- Monitor and manage new invasive species as soon as they appear, to stop them taking a hold in our environment and on our farms.
- Provide $40 million to support research into new techniques and controls for invasive species.