Input wanted on bunny busting

October 14, 2021 BY

Needing feedback: Two documents detailing the municipality’s 10-year plan for rabbit management are now out for community consultation. Photo: FILE

COMMUNITY members are now able to share their thoughts on municipal plans for rabbit management across the Golden Plains Shire.

The Shire’s draft versions of the Rabbit Management Strategy and Action Plan have been released for comment, with public feedback to be considered for the final copies of the documents.

The drafts outline a 10-year approach to pest control, with the Rabbit Management Strategy including the municipality’s vision and goals for the issue.

The Action Plan details how the Shire will deliver on these outcomes and mayor Cr Helena Kirby encouraged residents to read and respond to both documents.

“As a large rural shire, residents of Golden Plains are very familiar with the negative impacts of rabbits on our environment and the challenges of managing the rabbit population,” she said.

“The Draft Rabbit Management Strategy and Action Plan are council’s 10-year framework to manage this issue and we encourage interested community members to read the documents and share their feedback with council.”

Residents can have their say online or via mail until 4 November. To access the digital documents and submit a response, visit bit.ly/3lngIKF.

Hard copy plans are available at the Shire’s customer service centres at Bannockburn and Smythesdale, and more information about mailing back responses can be found online.

Golden Plains Shire councillors are expected to vote on the final versions of the documents at a meeting later this year.

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