Council calls community meeting to support Indian Myna management in Bayside

20 November 2014

Bayside City Council will host a community meeting on the evening of Wednesday 26 November to explore community interest in the establishment of an Indian Myna Action Group in Bayside.

Bayside Councillor Bruce Lowe said that Council had received strong community interest in the establishment of an Indian Myna management program.

“Council has received a number of calls from individuals interested in participating in an Indian Myna management program in Bayside,” Cr Lowe said.

“In response to this interest Council will be hosting a community meeting to allow individuals who would like to participate in the program to come together with a view to establishing an Indian Myna Action Group in Bayside.”

The program would see Council investing in humane traps that would be supplied to the community group to enable community members to trap Indian Mynas before the birds would be transported to a participating veterinary clinic where they would be euthanized.

Cr Lowe said that the success of the program relies on strong community participation.

“Evidence from similar groups elsewhere in Australia such as the Canberra Indian Myna Action Group tells us that strong community involvement is essential to the effectiveness of programs like this,” Cr Lowe said.

“Council hopes that through bringing interested parties together we will be able to successfully manage Indian Myna populations in Bayside and see a return to higher numbers of native birds.”
Indian Myna Action Group - Community Meeting
Date: Wednesday 26 November 6 - 7.30pm
Location: Corporate Centre, 76 Royal Avenue, Sandringham

Page last updated: 20 Nov 2014