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City facilitates a positive outcome for kangaroos in Yanchep

Published Thursday, 23rd June 2016

Steps are being taken to address the ongoing kangaroo population issue in Yanchep thanks to intervention by the City of Wanneroo, with a two-pronged approach agreed to by involved parties.

The first stage – construction of containment fencing along all perimeters of the area – has already begun and will be undertaken by land developers and Sun City Country Club with a small section to be installed by the City.

The second stage – relocating of the existing kangaroo population by Sun City Country Club – will begin as soon as fencing construction is complete. 

Mayor Tracey Roberts said she was pleased the City’s mediation strategy had led to an 
agreement, and responded to community concerns about the welfare of the kangaroos in the residential area, and issues of public safety.

“We were approached by the community to coordinate effective action to bring about an acceptable solution to the kangaroo issue in Yanchep and have facilitated an outcome working with representatives from Sun City Country Club, Peet, PrimeWest, Yanchep Beach Joint Venture, the Department of Parks and Wildlife and North Valley Wildlife.

“While this issue is not the responsibility of the City of Wanneroo, it is wonderful to see our action has led the responsible parties to work collaboratively to resolve this situation. 

“We always strive to facilitate positive outcomes for the community and we are confident this 
will bring about the best results for the community, the stakeholders, and importantly, the kangaroos.”

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