Barbed wire has been banned on properties located on Bayside City Council owned or managed land.
Council unanimously endorsed a new Management of Barbed Wire Policy at its June meeting.
Under the new policy, Council will not install any barbed wire in the future (except in rare and exceptional circumstances).
The policy is based upon Council’s focus on removal of any barbed wire in heathland and bushland reserves and open spaces with a primary role of conservation.
“This policy paves the way for better protection of wildlife in Bayside,” said Bayside Mayor, Laurence Evans OAM.
Mayor Evans said Council will be leading advocacy with other Victorian municipalities, local schools and businesses for the removal of barbed wire on their properties.