‘Roo num­bers need man­ag­ing

The Riverine Herald - - NEWS -

MUR­RAY River Coun­cil would like to see the NSW Govern­ment ‘‘ef­fec­tively manage’’ kan­ga­roo num­bers around Na­tional Park ar­eas.

It is why the re­cently formed coun­cil has asked Lo­cal Govern­ment NSW to lobby the govern­ment to make this hap­pen, as part of two mo­tions it has sub­mit­ted to the Lo­cal Govern­ment NSW An­nual Con­fer­ence.

Kan­ga­roo num­bers have long been an is­sue along the Cobb Hwy and in other parts of MRC.

Coun­cil wants the govern­ment to manage num­bers gen­er­ally mi­grat­ing to ar­eas near wa­ter and road net­works.

In its mo­tion, coun­cil said kan­ga­roos cre­ated ‘‘sig­nif­i­cant haz­ards’’ to road users in ru­ral NSW, es­pe­cially around Na­tional Parks.

Coun­cil will also ask for help from the Aus­tralian Lo­cal Govern­ment As­so­ci­a­tion in ad­vo­cat­ing for the es­tab­lish­ment of a Fed­eral In­de­pen­dent Com­mis­sion Against Cor­rup­tion.

The LGNSW con­fer­ence is one of the most im­por­tant events of the lo­cal govern­ment year.

Held in Syd­ney from De­cem­ber 4-6, coun­cil­lors come to­gether to share ideas and de­bate is­sues which shape the way NSW coun­cils are gov­erned.

The LGNSW board seeks to en­sure the mo­tions ad­vance the sec­tor wide pol­icy agenda. Mo­tions should be strate­gic, af­fect mem­bers’ state-wide and in­tro­duce new or emerg­ing pol­icy is­sues and ac­tions.

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