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April 2019

Upcoming field days to assist community members with controlling Gorse

By News, Uncategorised

The Victorian Gorse Taskforce (VGT) has released the upcoming dates and locations of the Gorse management field days being held across the state in April and May 2019. The four locations include Portland, Daylesford, the Bellarine Peninsular and the Bass Coast. All field days will occur between 10am – 12pm with complimentary food and drinks to finish. There will be a practical demonstration of best practice gorse removal, information on the annual community grants program opening in May and time to talk with industry professionals.

“The field days are an important opportunity for local residents to learn everything they need to know to manage their gorse,” said Peter Everist, the chair of the VGT Committee. “It’s also a time to discuss our community grants program where they can apply for funds to help support their individual projects.”

The dates of the field days in order of occurrence are as follows:

  • Portland: Tuesday the 30th of April at the back of the BP OPT on the corner of Wilsons Road and the Henty Hwy
  • Daylesford: Thursday the 2nd of May at ‘The Farm Daylesford’ at 626 Daylesford-Malmsbury Road
  • Bellarine: Saturday the 11th of May at 135 Pt Richards Road in Portarlington
  • Bass Coast: Tuesday the 14th of May at the southern end of Gap Road on Phillip Island (across from the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit)

Registration for the field days are encouraged and are completed via this link:

For further enquiries, please contact Brydie Murrihy, Communications, Community Engagement and Extension Officer, Victorian Gorse Taskforce on 0428 335 705 or at