- Last updated:
- 13 Jan 2020
The Coastal Fox Control Program has been implemented in response to community concern that fox predation may be suppressing coastal wildlife populations.
What can I do to help?
Please keep your pets safe and ensure they are NOT allowed to roam into areas where signage indicates control activities are being conducted.
It is pet owner’s responsibility to ensure the safety of your pet, visit our website for more information.
When are control activities occurring?
The spring control program is timed to target young and mature foxes following the breeding season. Control activities in the spring will commence on 8 October 2019 and cease on 29 November 2019.
Where will control activities be occurring?
Fox control activities will be occurring in bushland areas from Twin Waters to Weyba Downs. Areas involved in the program will be clearly identified by warning signs placed at all entrances.
Control activities will NOT be occurring on public pathways, roadsides, within five metres of a boundary fence or within 200 metres of designated dog off-leash areas.
For areas involved in the program please visit the website.
Will wildlife be affected by the program?
The Coastal Fox Control Program has been carefully designed to ensure native species are unlikely to be impacted by control activities:
- The 1080 delivery mechanism is specifically designed for foxes and it is very difficult for native animals to access the pesticide.
- Traps are set up in a way that minimises the chance of wildlife being caught.
- Control sites are checked regularly to meet animal welfare requirements.