Draft Corella Management Plan

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Rivertech Consulting has been engaged to prepare a Corella Management Plan(PDF, 2MB) on behalf of Council.

The public are invited to attend a joint HRCC/DELWP community meeting to discuss issues and the upcoming Corella management season. The meeting will be held at 6-7 pm on Tuesday 17 December at the Council Reception Room, 18 Roberts Avenue. Please RSVP by Monday 16 December or by phone 5382 9512.

Corellas have been part of the Wimmera landscape for years with numbers fluctuating at different times of the year depending on the weather conditions, food availability and season.

Historically, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) have played a role in direct program delivery of management and control of Corellas.  However, the State Government’s role has shifted to provision of information and advice, and not direct service delivery or direct ongoing control of problem wildlife.

Responsibility for management of Corellas has been left to local government to facilitate, without resources from government to support the program.

Rivertech Consulting has been engaged to prepare a Corella Management Plan on behalf of Council. 

Over the last 12 months consultation with key stakeholders has taken place and food minimisation trials have been undertaken on Council owned property. 

The Draft Corella Management Plan is now out for community consultation.  The consultation period will be open for review for the length of the Corella flocking season (until February/March – depending on seasonal conditions).

The community is invited to make written submissions via email

Download Draft Corella Management Plan