Corellas are in plague proportions and causing environmental issues along the Tocumwal foreshore.RANDALL JOHNSTON November 29, 2012 5:00am
Corellas are in plague proportions and causing environmental issues along the Tocumwal foreshore.
Resident Gary Mexted said the destructive species were a pest and had destroyed many trees along the Murray River.
‘‘The numbers have to be decreased — it’s as simple as that,’’ Mr Mexted said.
He made a presentation at the Berrigan Shire Council meeting last week, requesting the council take action.
Mr Mexted suggested the council supply ammunition to registered game shooters who hold the appropriate licences.
It was an idea the majority of councillors disagreed with.
‘‘I’ve seen deterioration of the trees (due to the corellas gnawing away at them), some of the tops have died,’’ he said.
Mr Mexted is passionate about the preservation of the Tocumwal foreshore and feels the council needs to take whatever steps are necessary to address the issue.
Berrigan Shire councillor Colin Jones said the council had decided ‘‘to take more action’’.
‘‘We will be encouraging more people to get permits to shoot them on their own property,’’ Cr Jones said.
‘‘We will also be investigating the use of more scare products (aimed at moving the corellas on from the Tocumwal foreshore area).
‘‘I definitely see it as a real problem along the foreshore, they have split the tops of the trees.
‘‘They are in the tens of thousands.’’
Berrigan Shire Council technical services director Fred Exton said corellas could not be exterminated — simply moved on.
Tocumwal Grain supplier Grain Corporation spokesman Brendan Simpson also presented at the meeting.
‘‘We’ve spent $200
‘‘We can’t shoot them, due to safety. They are in plague proportion.
‘‘We are happy to work with the council but we can’t shoot them — it’s as simple as that.’’
Shepparton men will take a stand against violence towards women today at a White Ribbon Day breakfast in Shepparton.
The Yarrawonga Chronicle and Travel and Cruise Yarrawonga are offering shoppers a chance to win an incredible cruise package this summer.
Last week Victorian Collections passed a major milestone, with the 50000th historical object record from the state’s heritage collections uploaded to the site.
Another slow start has hurt the Echuca-Moama Pirates in the Country Basketball League north-east conference, going down to Wallan.
Sharelle McMahon has opened the Opperman Sports Museum in Rochester.
Fourteen parties and 37 candidates will contest the Northern Victoria Region for the Victorian upper house at the November 29 election, with the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) claiming the top billing on the ballot paper.
Playgroup of the Month for November.
Andrew Richardson and Matt Jackson have been appointed co-coaches of Finley's senior football side.
Two new Neighbourhood Safer Places for the Pyalong and Tooborac communities have been announced.
Roadworks begin for new roundabout, but authorities assure shoppers, motorists and businesses of minimal disruption.
Abattoir reopening has property investors circling.
Goulburn-Murray Water says it will be taking steps to ensure industrial action will not interfere with water delivery this week.
Scott Upston had a decorated career as a paralympic coach before moving to Benalla this year.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.