Shoalhaven City Council is seeking the assistance of the community in providing information to Rangers about the unauthorised removal of vegetation on the Mitchell Parade Mollymook, Bawley Point, Kioloa, Lake Tabourie and Ulladulla foreshores.
Members of the community have been removing trees, branches and lopping bushes on Council land. It is believed that the illegal cutting of trees is to enhance views at the cost of destroying natural habitats and increasing foreshore erosion.
In keeping with Council’s strong commitment to maintaining our areas natural beauty and healthy environment, residents and visitors should not lop, prune or remove any vegetation or trees on Council or Crown land. Council is committed to combating the wilful destruction of vegetation on public land. Where there is irrefutable evidence of tree destruction by poisoning, cutting or other means, Council will take steps to raise awareness of the specific act of vandalism and fines will incur. If you have any information regarding destruction of the environment on public reserves please contact Council rangers on 44293433 (BH) or 44213100 (AH)
Healthy foreshore vegetation communities are central to the sustainability of foreshore reserves for current and future generations of Shoalhaven residents.
If you see trees or vegetation being removed or tampered with and you suspect the work is illegal, you can contact Council’s Rangers Section (02) 4429 3433 for investigation.