Trial Wildlife Protection Areas

This consultation has concluded.

We're seeking your feed back on establishing two trial Wildlife Protection Areas.

In accordance with Council's Wildlife Area Protection Policy, Council is proposing to implement two Wildlife Protection Areas on a trial basis at Bonnie Doon Reserve, Katoomba and Sassafras Gully Reserve, Springwood for a five year period.

Your understanding of the two trial Wildlife Protection Areas and your feedback is important.

Further information is provided below and in the Library.

Blue Mountains Have Your Say.

We're seeking your feed back on establishing two trial Wildlife Protection Areas.

In accordance with Council's Wildlife Area Protection Policy, Council is proposing to implement two Wildlife Protection Areas on a trial basis at Bonnie Doon Reserve, Katoomba and Sassafras Gully Reserve, Springwood for a five year period.

Your understanding of the two trial Wildlife Protection Areas and your feedback is important.

Further information is provided below and in the Library.

Blue Mountains Have Your Say.

This consultation has concluded.
  • Wildlife Protection Area categories

    over 7 years ago

    The two proposed trial WPA sites are listed below along with the size of the reserve, the proposed categories of WPA being recommended and the size of the prohibition areas. 

    Town

    Reserve

    Area of WPA (Cat1/Cat2)

    Springwood

    Katoomba

    Sassafras Gully

    Bonnie Doon

    41.80 ha (Cat 1)/1.6ha (Cat 2)

    59.97 ha (Cat 1)/0.51ha (Cat 2)

     Wildlife Protection Areas can be declared as one of two categories:

    • Category 1 lands prohibit both cats and dogs as per S.30 c.1(b) and S.14 c. 1(h) of the NSW Companion Animals Act 1998.
    • Category 2 lands prohibit cats as per S.30 c.1(b) of the NSW Companion Animals Act 1998.  Dogs that are on a leash will be permitted on formed tracks, pathways or roads in Category 2 lands.

    The two proposed trial WPA sites are listed below along with the size of the reserve, the proposed categories of WPA being recommended and the size of the prohibition areas. 

    Town

    Reserve

    Area of WPA (Cat1/Cat2)

    Springwood

    Katoomba

    Sassafras Gully

    Bonnie Doon

    41.80 ha (Cat 1)/1.6ha (Cat 2)

    59.97 ha (Cat 1)/0.51ha (Cat 2)

     Wildlife Protection Areas can be declared as one of two categories:

    • Category 1 lands prohibit both cats and dogs as per S.30 c.1(b) and S.14 c. 1(h) of the NSW Companion Animals Act 1998.
    • Category 2 lands prohibit cats as per S.30 c.1(b) of the NSW Companion Animals Act 1998.  Dogs that are on a leash will be permitted on formed tracks, pathways or roads in Category 2 lands.
  • BMCC Wildlife Protection Area Policy

    over 7 years ago

    In 2010 Council adopted the Wildlife Protection Area Policy to provide the framework for the Council to declare public lands, or part thereof, as a WPA. 

     The Wildlife Protection Area Policy has the following objectives:

     1)    To provide a transparent, community-supported process to enable the Council to declare a public place, or part thereof, as a Wildlife Protection Area;

    2)    To protect native wildlife in Council managed reserves;

    3)    To reduce the area of land subject to impacts associated with companion animals; and

    4)    To further communicate the responsibility of companion animal ownership.

    In 2010 Council adopted the Wildlife Protection Area Policy to provide the framework for the Council to declare public lands, or part thereof, as a WPA. 

     The Wildlife Protection Area Policy has the following objectives:

     1)    To provide a transparent, community-supported process to enable the Council to declare a public place, or part thereof, as a Wildlife Protection Area;

    2)    To protect native wildlife in Council managed reserves;

    3)    To reduce the area of land subject to impacts associated with companion animals; and

    4)    To further communicate the responsibility of companion animal ownership.