New wildlife protection areas for the Rivière Georges LAA | County Leader of St George and Sutherland

The Georges River Council is seeking community feedback on its draft wildlife protection areas policy, which proposes the declaration of 19 bush reserves as wildlife protection areas.

Declaration of these reservations will support responsible ownership of cats and dogs and encourage owners to keep their cats indoors or on their property, and dogs restrained, except in off-leash dog areas designated by the Council.

The 2021 Georges River Biodiversity Study recommended the declaration of these bush reserves for reasons such as the presence of endangered species of wildlife, stray cats or dogs, the conservation priority of the reserves and the management or not reservations by the Council.

Georges River Council Mayor Nick Katris said declaring these bush reserves will advance the conservation of public lands by reducing threats to wildlife.

“It is important that we do all we can to protect our native wildlife and help reduce the threat to wildlife in our community,” said Cr Katris.

The Georges River Wildlife Area Policy 2022 is currently on public display until May 31, 2022.

In addition to the Council’s Have Your Say page, the plans can be viewed at the Clive James Library and Service Center and the Hurstville Library and Service Center.

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Betty T. Simpson