Green and red markers have been set up along some Central Coast roadsides to help manage and control invasive weeds.
The markers show slashing contractors where to pull out, stop slashing, and where to pull back in. Spanish Heath and Blue Periwinkle are both spread by roadside slashing and marking ‘no slash areas’ confine the target weeds.
Other weed treatments will be used and when the areas are under control, the markers will be removed and slashing will start again as normal. The rotating program may see some markers stay in place for several years, and new markers set-up in other locations.
For more information on invasive weeds, see the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment website: https://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/invasive-species/weeds