Environment


Parks and Reserves

The Western Shores of Pittwater back onto Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service has responsibility for this park as well as Elvina Point at the southern tip of Elvina Bay and Woody Point at the southern tip of Morning Bay.

The lower Western Shores has four Council Reserves, Elvina Park, Rocky Point, Lovett Reserve and Coopers Point Reserve. Council also has responsibility for significant bushland on local tracks and trails.

There are 103 bushland reserves in Pittwater totalling 330ha in size. Our reserves contain a diversity of vegetation and habitat types from coastal headland communities to Wetlands, sandstone heath and Eucalypt woodlands. 

 


PESTICIDE NOTIFICATION

This notification is for the period from 1st August 2018 to 31st January 2019

NPWS fox control - 1080 poisonground baiting & ejectors

Notification of pesticide use to occupier, manager or authorised agent

Attention:all Greater Sydney Branch NPWS staff,on-park stakeholders; North Head stakeholders group, other stakeholders and park users.

1080 POISON (sodium fluoroacetate) FOR FOX CONTROL.

1080 poison as buried baits and 1080 poison capsules in canid pest ejector (CPE) devices are laid continually and an ongoing manner in the following reserves and stakeholder land (in Greater Sydney Branch):

  • Garigal National Park.
  • Lane Cove National Park
  • Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
  • Sydney Harbour National Park: North Head including the Quarantine Station, Dobroyd Head, Middle Head, Chowder Head & Bradleys Head managed by the National Parks & Wildlife Service.
  • The North Head Sanctuary and Former School of Artillery managed by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust.
  • The Australian Institute of Police Management, North Head.

 

WARNING

DO NOT TOUCH BAITS OR EJECTOR DEVICES

DOMESTIC ANIMALS MAY BE AFFECTED

1080 POISON IS LETHAL TO DOMESTIC DOGS AND CATS

Pet owners must ensure that their pets do not enter baited reserves. Warning signs are displayed to notify the public. Dogs and cats are prohibited in National Parks (NPW Act 1974 & Regulations) and the North Head Sanctuary. Penalties apply.

For further information please contact

NPWS Sydney North (Middle Head) Area office: 8968 6300

NPWS Sydney North (Forestville) Area office: 9451 3479

NPWS Sydney West (Lane Cove NP) Area office: 8448 0400

NPWS after-hours Duty officer service: 9457 9577

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust: 8969 2167

National Parks and Wildlife Service Pest Officer: 9542 0678

 


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