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Administered by: Environment and Energy
General Comments: This gazette replaces Notice of Controlled Activity - Temporary Prohibition of Public Entry to Phillip Island to Allow Control of Purple Swamp Hen (Tarler Birds) (Poryphrio melanotus) published on 23 April 2019.
Published Date 15 May 2019

 

 

 

 

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

Subregulation 12.23 (3)

NOTICE OF CONTROLLED ACTIVITY

TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF PUBLIC ENTRY TO PHILLIP ISLAND

TO ALLOW CONTROL OF PURPLE SWAMP HEN

(TARLER BIRDS)(Poryphrio melanotus)

Norfolk Island National Park will be undertaking a controlled activity on Phillip Island over a three-day period between 21 to 31 May, 2019 (depending upon local weather conditions) under the provisions of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.

The management of Tarler Birds on Phillip Island has been identified as a priority for the protection of roosting and nesting seabirds.

This controlled activity requires the use of firearms. As this presents a public safety risk, it necessitates the temporary closure of Phillip Island.

As a result, access to Phillip Island will be restricted to authorised personnel for the duration of the controlled activity. All access points will be signposted and advice will be provided to the Norfolk Island media both prior to and on the actual dates of the closures.

Any queries about this activity can be referred to the Norfolk Island National Park, Park Manager, Mr Nigel Greenup.

Email:  nigel.greenup@environment.gov.au

Phone: 00116723 22695

For more information on Norfolk Island National Park and Norfolk Island Botanic Garden, visit:
parksaustralia.gov.au/norfolk/

 

 

Dr James Findlay
Director of National Parks

14 May 2019