Rabbit poisoning program

Thursday, 16 March 2017

We (City of Greater Geelong) will be conducting a program to reduce rabbit numbers at the following reserves:

Avila Foreshore Reserves Avila Road, Curlewis
Buckley Falls Park De Goldis Road to Hamilton Highway, Fyansford, Geelong Ring Road to Buckley Falls Road, Highton and Red Gum Island, Fyansford
Cowies Creek Reserve Section between Anakie Road to Geelong Ring Road, Lovely Banks
Drysdale Recreation Reserve Whole of reserve (including McLeods Waterholes), Drysdale
Grubb Road Sports Precinct Whole of reserve between Peninsula Drive and Grubb Road, Drysdale
Hovells Creek Reserve Sections between Windermere Road to Station Lake Road and Cummins Road to Foreshore Road
Lake Lorne Reserve Whole of reserve (excluding equestrian grounds), Drysdale
Lara Recreation Reserve Section north of Alkara Avenue, Lara
Moonah Park River Parade, Barwon Heads
Ted Wilson Trail/Haines Reserve Section between Parkland Drive to Dunwinnie Court, Hamlyn Heights
Stead Park Section between Johns Street to Station Street, Corio
Waurn Ponds Creek Reserve Sections between Colac Road to Pioneer Road and Pioneer Road to Natika Court

Weather permitting this program will be completed between Monday 20 March and Thursday 13 April 2017.

Baits of chopped carrot, treated with anti-coagulant poison “Pindone” will be laid by a Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) licensed contractor in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines.

Warning signs will be placed at reserve entrances before baiting commences.

We recommend that pet animals be restrained and not allowed to roam in these areas during this period. Pets may be at risk if they ingest the poisoned baits or rabbit carcasses. Vitamin K1, which is available from veterinarians, is an antidote for Pindone.

Any carrot pieces observed, or rabbits found either alive or dead in these reserves should not be handled.

For further information regarding the above, please contact us.