Feral Animal Management
With an estimated damage bill of approximately $66.3 million each year Australia wide to livestock caused by wild dogs (not including the damage pigs, foxes and other wild animals do), the country areas of Queensland have a huge problem with wild animals.
Council partners with other organisations such as South West Natural Resource Management to bid for cluster fencing projects.
We also conduct feral animal baiting campaigns several times per year. Details about these shire wide campaigns are advertised closer to the time.
Wild Dog Baiting Program
Wild dog baiting will be carried out in Balonne Shire from Monday 15 May until Friday 19 May 2017 at the following bait stations.
Monday 15 May - 8.30am Wonolga Road; 1pm Ula Ula turnoff
Tuesday 16 May - 9am Boolba Reserve
Wednesday 17 May - 9am Noondoo/Dirranbandi intersection
Thursday 18 May - 9.30am Bollon Aerodrome
Friday 19 May - 9.30am Gravel Pit on Barwon Highway; Chelmer Road; 12 noon Thallon rubbish dump
Meat baits will be supplied by Council, consisting of 40kg of bait material for each property.
Landowners must bring rate notices to baiting stations and inform neighbours of their intent to bait 72 hours prior to laying baits.
Tourists and local community members are to be vigilant with their pets during baiting periods and take caution whilst travelling around the Balonne Shire. 1080 baits can remain live for long periods on properties adjacent main roads and other road networks within the Shire boundary during dry conditions.
Land owners are to be vigilant during the baiting campaign and wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment and ensure vehicle hygiene protocols are adhered for the safety of working dogs.
For further information contact Karl Hempstead, Manager Rural Services on 0429 208 861.