Environment and Waste

Fox Baiting Program

Central Coast Council commenced an ongoing 1080 fox baiting program in 2016 in Council's natural reserves. This program will continue and be expanded during 2018.

The program aims to reduce the impacts of fox predation on native animals, including threatened species, in these reserves.

The ongoing 1080 fox baiting that commenced on 1 January 2016 will continue in Rumbalara Reserve (Gosford), Ferntree Close Reserve (Wyoming), Katandra Reserve (Holgate/Lisarow), Kincumba Mountain Reserve (Kincumber), The Scenic Road Bushland (Kincumber), James Norton Road Reserve (Macmasters Beach), Siletta Road Bush Reserve (Niagara Park), Cutrock Road Reserve (Lisarow), Triple Springs Bush Reserve (Matcham) and Winney Bay Reserve.

In addition, expansion of the fox baiting program will commence on 15 January 2018 in Hue Hue Road Bushland (Jilliby), Mount Alison Bushland (Jilliby), Mark Foster Reserve Bushland (Glenning Valley), Brush Road Bushland (Glenning Valley), Beckingham Road Bushland (Tumbi Umbi), Berkeley Vale Wetland Reserve (Berkeley Vale), Porters Creek Wetland (Watanobbi), Wyong Golf Course Bushland (Wyong), Toukley Wetland (Toukley).

“Foxoff” 1080 poison baits have been buried in selected locations, and will remain in place at all times within these reserves.

The baits have been buried to avoid contact by non-target animals. Warning signs will be erected at all official access points to the reserves to inform the community.

1080 POISON IS LETHAL TO CATS AND DOGS. All domestic animals must be kept out of baiting areas. Dogs are not permitted in Council’s natural reserves at any time.  Baiting is undertaken in accordance with permit conditions that have been provided by the State Government. Council has notified local vets and animal hospitals regarding this baiting program.

For any enquiries relating to fox control, or to assist Council in controlling this pest species by reporting any sightings, please call 4325 8222 or by email ask@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au 

* Dogs are not currently banned from natural reserves in the north of the Local Government Area.

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