Welcome to the website of the Victorian Gorse Taskforce (VGT)
The VGT is an advisory committee made up of passionate individuals and Natural Resource Management organisation representatives. Currently the major financial supporter of VGT is Agriculture Victoria of the Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources. The VGT is led by active Victorian community members that are concerned about the impacts of one of Victoria's worst invasive plants. The VGT uses investment attracted from government to develop community-led projects that aim to rid areas of Victoria from this pest and reduce its impact where this is not possible. Gorse control is a long term assignment and the VGT aims to encourage community-led action with funding support where possible.
Gorse (Ulex europaeus L.) is an exotic plant from Europe. It has been identified in Australia as a Weed of National Significance (WoNS) due to its high level of invasiveness, potential for spread, and economic and environmental impacts.
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Expression of Interest– Consultant to Map Gorse in the Warrnambool and Moyne Local Government Areas
The Victorian Gorse Taskforce (VGT) is seeking an environmental consultant to tender for a short term gorse mapping project.
This project aims to understand the extent, distribution and management of all infestations of gorse in the Warrnambool and Moyne Local Government Area’s (LGA) by recording and mapping all public and private gorse infestations into the CSIRO web based mapping program, Atlas of Living Australia.
The successful consultant will need to provide examples of relevant project management experience, effective communication and engagement skills, need to be skilled in GIS and proficient in the Atlas of Living Australia. The successful consultant must be willing to travel around the Warrnambool and Moyne LGA and have an ability to meet agreed timelines.
Consultants wishing to tender for this project can obtain further information by downloading the project brief here or by contacting the Executive Officer, Victorian Gorse Taskforce on 0417 593 250.
Expressions of interest must address the above requirements; include a quote for the proposed services and a detail description of how the project will be delivered, including time frames. Please send your Expression of Interest and any relevant supporting information to email@example.com by COB Friday 13 January 2017.
Click here for Victorian Gorse Control Strategy 2014 - 2019