Rabbit Control

Bass Coast Shire Council is undertaking rabbit pest control in Council-managed Foreshore Reserves. A licenced contractor will be baiting foreshore reserve sites from late March until mid-April 2017.

The baiting program aims to minimise the impacts of rabbits on the indigenous vegetation in these conservation reserves, as well as reducing the affect on the nearby properties.

The targeted areas include Ventnor, Red Rocks, Cowes, Rhyll, Newhaven, Cape Woolamai and Kilcunda foreshores. Signage will be displayed on all access tracks and areas which will be affected.

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield commented on the pest control program.

“The baiting program is important in upholding our responsibility of preserving and protecting our foreshores and reserves,” Cr Rothfield said.

Dog owners should follow the normal Council regulations and have their dogs under control and on a lead when walking them in these areas.

For further information please contact David Martin, Natural Resources Officer on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211, or via email d.martin@basscoast.vic.gov.au.