What are we [ the SLA ] doing?
A rabbit control program is taking place in Moncrieff, in the open space area nearby the Amaroo District Playing Fields and the natural creek line that divides the two areas (Block 3, Section 81). The closest residential streets are Fretwell Street and Malton View. A shared footpath provides pedestrian access through this area and along the edge of the suburb.
There are over 80 rabbit warrens in the area, generally located in the naturalised, hilly landscape along the shared footpath. In residential areas, rabbits are required to be controlled.
The control program is considered under the nationally-agreed Model Code of Practice for the Humane Control of Rabbits.
When is the control program taking place?
The control program will take place over several days, week commencing 12 April 2021 and will take approximately two weeks to undertake, weather permitting.
How is the control program carried out?
The rabbit control program will be direct fumigation by diffusion of aluminum phosphine tablets placed directly into the warrens and sealed immediately. The fumigation of warrens is considered one of the most target specific means of rabbit control available. The program is being carried out by professionals who are qualified for rabbit control.
What do you need to do?
Please avoid the area during the control program. If you are in the area, please keep your dog on a lead at all times and stay on designated footpaths. Keep clear of any rabbit warrens.
For further information please contact Suburban Land Agency on 6205 4016 or visit the EPSDD Rabbit Control program.