THE TASKFORCE HAS 3 MAIN ROLES
The Victorian Blackberry Taskforce was formed in 2001 as a result of community concern for blackberry. It wasn’t until 2006 that the Taskforce driven by renewed interest from community, embarked on developing and expanding a community-led approach.
The Taskforce has three main roles:
It represents and advocates community interests to government on blackberry across the various catchments. This representation is generally through the community representatives on the board from across the various catchments in Victoria.
It is operational through the delivery of the Community Partnership Program. We work with communities to assist them to develop their own response to controlling blackberry in their area. The operational focus also assists the group in representing the various community concerns across our program.
It is strategic in nature. We have a 5 year strategy which outlines our goals, objectives and accompanying strategic actions. This ensures that we remain relevant and our investment and decisions support a wider strategic plan for the management of blackberry across the State.