Applies from Mon 26 Feb 2024, 9.00am to Fri 8 Mar 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Feb 2024, 3.16pm
Closed areas: Areas of the Illawarra Escarpment SCA closed for Ground Shooting Operations
Areas of the Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area are closed between 09:00am Monday 26th February and 09:00am Friday 8th March, 2024 for a pest animal ground shooting operation. These areas may include:
- Rhododendron Gardens
- Maddens Plains
- Kembla Ridge Track
- Kembla Ring Track
- Staffords Management Trail
- O'Briens Management Trail
- Mt Keira Girl Guides
- Mt Keira Scouts
This program will target deer. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species.
Other pest animals, including pigs, goats, foxes and feral cats will be targeted if observed during the operation.
This operation will involve night ground shooting of deer between dusk and dawn.
Park closure warning signs will be placed at entrances to the shooting area. Do not enter the closed area during shooting periods.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the Illawarra-Highlands park office.
Affects 1 park and 4 locations nearby.