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Feedback Sought On Rabbit Management

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Thursday, 7 October 2021 - 10:00am
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Golden Plains Shire Council Rabbit Management Strategy

Golden Plains Shire Council is seeking community feedback on its Draft Rabbit Management Strategy 2021-2031 and Draft Rabbit Management Action Plan 2021-2031.

The Draft Rabbit Management Strategy 2021-2031 is a strategic plan that sets out Council’s vision and goals regarding the management of rabbits on Council land and across the broader community. Developed in line with industry best practice and research, the Draft Strategy provides historical and legislative context as well as background information regarding rabbit biology and ecology.

The Draft Rabbit Management Action Plan 2021-2031 details the actions Council will take to meet over the next 10 years to deliver on the vision and goals of the Rabbit Management Strategy. The Action Plan illustrates Council’s current rabbit management program and provides background on best practice rabbit management methodologies.

The Draft Rabbit Management Strategy 2021-2031 and Draft Rabbit Management Action Plan 2021-2031 are on public exhibition from 7 October to 4 November 2021.

To read the Draft Strategy and the Draft Action Plan, visit Council’s website. Hard copies are available at Council's Customer Service Centres at 2 Pope Street, Bannockburn and 19 Heales Street, Smythesdale.

To make a submission, community members may:

Mayor Cr Helena Kirby encouraged local residents to share their thoughts on the rabbit management strategy and action plan for Golden Plains Shire.

“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.

“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.”

Council will consider all submissions for incorporation into the final Rabbit Management Strategy 2021-2031 and final Rabbit Management Action Plan 2021-2031, which will both be presented for adoption at a Council meeting in late 2021.

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Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.