15 Aug 2018

Sydney North Regional Fox Baiting Program

The regional fox baiting program will be undertaken at local reserves in the Sydney North Region. The aim of the project is to protect native wildlife, including threatened species, from fox predation.

1080 poison baits will be laid in the following Reserves:

  • Bidjigal Reserve - Managed by The Bidjigal Reserve Trust
  • Eric Mobbs Reserve - Managed by The Hills Shire Council
  • Excelsior Reserve - Managed by The Hills Shire Council
  • Ted Horwood Reserve - Managed by The Hills Shire Council
  • Lot 51, Cadwells Road - Managed by The Hills Shire Council
  • Lake Parramatta Reserve - Managed by City of Parramatta Council

Foxoff® poison baits (containing 1080) will be laid from Monday 20 August - Friday 14 September 2018

The fox control program will involve the use of Foxoff® Econobait poison baits that are designed specifically for fox control. Poison baits contain 1080 (sodium monofluoroacetate). Baits will be buried to reduce the risk of non-target poisoning. Warning signs will be displayed to notify the public about the program.

It is vital that pet owners take extra precautions to ensure that their pets do not enter these reserves during the dates stated.

Penalties up to $1,100 apply under the Local Government Act (1993) Section 632 (2) (d).

1080 poison is lethal to Cats and Dogs. Cats and Dogs must not enter baited reserves during the following dates: Monday 20 August – Friday 12 October 2018.

Dogs on leads can return to these reserves on Saturday 13 October 2018.

Further Information

For further information, please contact The Hills Shire Council on 02 9843 0555 or City of Parramatta Council on 1300 617 058.