Adopt a Roadside program aims to reduce litter on Victoria’s roadsides to stop pollutants from entering local waterways, improves the quality of vegetation, and prevents soil degradation and erosion. It also promotes civic responsibility, community pride and fellowship. Adopt a Roadside volunteers help remove roadside litter and/or undertake revegetation works including the removal of weeds within Victoria’s arterial road network in regional Victoria.
Adopt A Roadside
To ensure volunteers are equipped to do their job, KVB provides:
- safety training and first aid kits
- public liability and personal injury insurance
- permission from VicRoads to carry out volunteer work on the roadside.
VicRoads provides safety equipment including high visibility vests, gloves and workman ahead signs to ensure the volunteers are as safe as possible while working on the roadside.
Active Adopt A Roadside groups
There are currently more than 110 Adopt a Roadside groups made up of individuals, organisations and community groups operating across Victoria.
Check out where are groups are located here.
Wannon Nigretta Falls
The Wannon Nigretta Community Group held a roadside cleanup to coincide with Clean Up Australia Day 2018.
A team of seven volunteers collected 17 bags of rubbish in the group’s designated area, which consisted mostly of fast food wraps, coffee cups, bottles and cans. Other items such as clothing, car parts, papers were also collected in the litter haul.
Overall, the group reported that it was a very satisfying day.
Muckatah is an area in the north east of the state on the Tocumwal – Benalla Road
The Muckatah Landcare Group is a small but active group which has been working in the area for many years, the group approached Keep Victoria Beautiful about 3 years ago wishing to complete litter collection and revegetation projects in the local area.
In conjunction with the VicRoads Benalla office plans were discussed and the planting was approved. In June 2016 more than 90 trees and bushes were planted. A group of approximately 15 volunteers prepared the area and planted the trees and bushes over five days.
Good rains have occurred since the revegetation works and the group is confident of a high success rate.