Please make a submission by 5pm, Tues, 19 August, 2014
Environmental Assessments - Dog Off leash Exercise Areas
Gosford Council is currently exhibiting the Environmental Assessments for the Dog Off leash Exercise Areas of Cochrone Lagoon, Avoca Lagoon and Pippi Point.
Council is currently proposing to allow an off-leash dog exercise are at Pippi Point, Davistown where Bush Stone-curlew are known to occur.
The Bush Stone-curlew is listed as Endangered (Schedule 1) on the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995, and has suffered a dramatic decline in abundance across southern and eastern Australia.
The Friends of the Bush Stone-curlew and the Community Environment Network, are extremely concerned with the proposal. Council acknowledges that an off-leash exercise area is not consistent with NSW Recovery Plan for the BSC. The Review of Environmental Factors also contains many errors and therefore should not be used by Council to assess the impacts.
Please make a submission to help protect the endangered Bush Stone-curlew.
Submissions must be received by 5pm, Tuesday, 19 August, 2014.