Roadside slashing and spraying

Roadside slashing

Council’s roadside slashing program ensures roadsides are maintained to reduce fire risks and improve sight distances on our sealed rural roads.

What is the Roadside Slashing Program?

The Roadside Slashing Program is scheduled to run annually in the lead up to the fire season and includes slashing, grooming and weed spraying on selected Council managed roads.

The aim of the program is to reduce the likelihood of fires starting and spreading within the shire, and to assist with a safe path of travel during emergencies.

The Roadside Slashing Program has been designed in partnership with fire agencies to strategically reduce the risk of fire travelling through our shire.

What is not included in the program?

The maintenance of the nature strip immediately in front of a property in a residential area is not included in the program and is the responsibility of the owner or occupier of the property. It is a legal requirement under under Local Law 3, Section 12, Clause 2(PDF, 266KB) to maintain this area.

Find out what roadsides are going to be slashed

You can find out the roadsides included in our Roadside Slashing Program by viewing the map in the link below. The bold lines indicate the roadsides that will be slashed for the current year’s program.

Slashing may include both sides of the road or a single side, depending on the terrain and suitability of the vegetation.

View the Mount Alexander Shire Roadside Slashing Program map.




Weed management

Councils Works Unit conducts an annual spraying program to keep rural road side drains and guide posts weed free.


I have noxious weeds on my property, what should I do?

In accordance with the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994, the removal and control of noxious weeds on private property is the sole responsibility of the owner.