What is a Cat Prohibited area
Under the Cat Management Act 2009, a Council may decide to declare an area of land within the authority of the council to be an area where cats are prohibited. Once the declaration comes into force, any cat found in the prohibited area may legally be subject to a range of cat management actions by authorised persons under the Cat Management Act 2009.
Cat owners are advised that Council may take cat management action in relation to any cat found in the prohibited area. This may include trapping, seizing, detaining or humanely destroying cats. Seized cats may be de-sexed prior to being returned to owners upon payment of the costs related to de-sexing.
Owning pets comes with responsibility. It is a cat owner’s responsibility to ensure their cat is not able to stray from their property into a prohibited area for cats and negatively impact on native wildlife.
Prohibited Area for Cats
Cat prohibited areas provide protection for important wildlife habitat. Cat prohibited areas in Kingborough are:
Local Government Reserves:
- Boronia Beach Reserve
- Coffee Creek Reserve
- Algona Reserve
- Huntingfield Reserve
- Public beaches and coastal reserves
(see links for site details)
- Peter Murrell Reserve
- Coningham Nature Recreation Area
- South Bruny National Park
- Snug Tiers Nature Recreation Area