New Conservation Areas for Georges River LGA | St George & Sutherland Shire Leader

Georges River Council is asking for community feedback on its draft conservation area policy, which proposes designating 19 bushland reserves as conservation areas.

The Declaration of these reserves supports responsible ownership of cats and dogs and encourages owners to keep their cats indoors or on their property, and to retain dogs, except in Council-designated dog off-leash areas.

The Georges River Biodiversity Study 2021 recommended the clearance of these bushland reserves for reasons such as the presence of endangered species, roaming cats or stray dogs, the conservation priority of the reserves and whether the Council manages the reserves.

Georges River Council Mayor Nick Katris said the declaration of these bushland reserves will promote public land conservation by reducing threats to wildlife.

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

The Georges River Wildlife Protection Area Policy 2022 is currently on display through May 31, 2022.

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

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