Red Guide Post Program
Eastern Riverina Noxious Weeds Advisory Group (ERNWAG), Western Riverina Noxious Weeds Advisory Group (WRNWAG), Lachlan Valley Weeds Advisory Committee (LVWAC), Macquarie Valley Weeds Advisory Committee( MVWAC), Riverina & Central Western Local Control Authorities (LCAs), Local Land Services (LLS) and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) have collaborated to develop a simple system to assist in reducing the spread of high risk species along roadsides.
It involves the installation of red guide posts at the ‘start' and ‘end' of each infestation. The red guide posts identify the site and an extensive awareness campaign will advise that there is to be no works between the posts without the local weed officer's permission.
This project has been funded through the NSW Weeds Action Program (WAP) New Innovative project for weeds 2013-2015 and Murray Local Land Services Integrated Pest and Weed Management Projects. Over 2,000 red guide posts have been distributed to 33 partnering councils across the Riverina & Central Western NSW to be installed next to existing white guide posts.
Residents may have noticed campaign stickers at local service stations around the shire as well as an animated television commercial raising awareness about the importance of the red guide posts.
For further information regarding the Red Guide Post campaign, see the fact sheets below or visit http://www.riverinaweeds.org.au/rgp/