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
||River Parade, Barwon Heads
|Ted Wilson Trail/Haines Reserve
Section between Parkland Drive to Dunwinnie Court, Hamlyn Heights
||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.