‘Roo numbers need managing
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.