Council not involved in Heritage kangaroo cull decision

Published on 24 July 2021


Community members may have seen the story in today’s Herald Sun (‘Big Gulf Over Roos On Course’) regarding a decision by Heritage Golf and Country Club in Chirnside Park to not go ahead with the culling of kangaroos on their site.

This story appears to be based on a media release from Heritage Golf and Country Club that refers to a ‘Council approved cull’.

Council wishes to advise it was not involved in any decision to approve the culling of kangaroos at the Heritage Golf and Country Club. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), not Council, is responsible for managing wildlife in Victoria, which was correctly stated in the Herald Sun story mentioned above.

Council understands the management of kangaroos is a sensitive topic that is of great concern to our community. We will be contacting Heritage Golf and Country Club to ask them to correct their media release.