RRV Regional Director (North Eastern) Steve Bowmaker said the initiative is part of the organisation’s commitment to create a more sustainable transport network. 

“We know the community wants us to improve the way we manage, contribute and add value to the environment and that’s exactly what we’re doing,” Mr Bowmaker said.

“We’re really pleased that our proactive planting program will make a difference in this local area, helping to stabilise the incline and prevent sediment wash off being introduced into the nearby waterways.”

Planting will take place on Thursday, 18 June, on the site of recent road improvements on Mount Buller Road. 

“RRV has sourced seedlings from Euroa Arboretum to ensure the new plants will support the surrounding environment and a crew from the arboretum will undertake the planting on our behalf,” Mr Bowmaker said.

The area will be covered with an environmental matting to guard against weeds, before planting Silver Wattle, Varnish Wattle, Weeping Grass and Common Tussock-Grass.

The initiative is part of RRV’s environmental commitment to plant 100,000 indigenous trees and recycle one million tyres across the state by 2022.