The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group was originally formed in 2005 from a network of local Landcare groups, specifically to tackle the infestations of Wheel Cactus (Opuntia robusta) invading our landscapes. We are now a well organised group of volunteers and landowners dedicated to destroying and controlling these infestations of Wheel Cactus on private and public land. This noxious weed is now a Weed of National Significance because it is extremely invasive and difficult to kill.
Our main goals are to increase awareness and control of Wheel Cactus in our local community, and to encourage participation by demonstrating best-practice management and providing incentives. We hold several community field days each year and produce and distribute information brochures and media releases. We also maintain an informative website where you can subscribe to receive our current news and field day information.