Sunday, June 23, 2024

Yarra Ranges Council calls for correction on golf course kangaroo cull

Victoria’s Yarra Ranges Council says it never gave approval for a cull of kangaroos at a local golf course and has asked the club to correct its statement to local media which states that it did.

“Community members may have seen the story in [Saturday’s] Herald Sun (‘Big Gulf Over Roos On Course’) regarding a decision by Heritage Golf and Country Club in Chirnside Park to not go ahead with the culling of kangaroos on their site,” Council said in a statement

It said the story appeared to be based on a media release from Heritage Golf and Country Club that refers to a “Council approved cull” of the native animals.

“Council wishes to advise it was not involved in any decision to approve the culling of kangaroos at the Heritage Golf and Country Club,” Council said.

“The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), not Council, is responsible for managing wildlife in Victoria, which was correctly stated in the Herald Sun story mentioned above.

“Council understands the management of kangaroos is a sensitive topic that is of great concern to our community. We will be contacting Heritage Golf and Country Club to ask them to correct their media release.”

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