A wildlife reserve at Corop is on the cards, with Campaspe Shire Council announcing it supports the idea.ELAINE COONEY February 7, 2013 4:03am
Campaspe Shire Council will support the establishment of a wildlife reserve at Corop.
At a recent council meeting, it was discussed that a wildlife reserve could be established by consolidating parcels of crown land, including the former Corop Recreation Reserve and a disused road reserve which borders the western side of the former reserve.
Council forms the committee of management for the former Corop Recreation Reserve which is near several crown land parcels which the Department of Sustainability and Environment has confirmed are to be reserved for a ‘wildlife area’.
Corop District Planning Group approached council regarding the disused road reserve, which runs from behind the Corop shelter on the Midland Hwy, south to the lake shore.
The group wants to place additional facilities to the south of the shelter to encourage motorists to stop and visit the town.
Consolidation of the existing crown land reserves, including the former Corop Recreation Reserve and the disused road reserve, would cover an area from the Midland Hwy in the north to the shore of Lake Cooper in the south.
This large, connected area would enhance habitat for native flora and fauna.
Campaspe Shire Council said it planned to write to DSE advising it wishes to cease its role as committee of management for the former Corop Recreation Reserve.
This means it would no longer be responsible for maintenance of the reserve or the administrative tasks involved in being a committee of management.
The initiative to support the establishment of a wildlife area in Corop has been identified as part of Campaspe Shire’s financial sustainability review program.
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