West Gippsland

Life Could Be a Dream

“We know we can make Dream Island fox-free. It’s such a perfect habitat for shorebirds and, if the threat of fox attack is removed, it could be even better.”  Jonathan Stevenson, Ranger, Parks Victoria

Output 2016/17

74.65 hectares of weed control
11.46 kilometres of fencing
62.14 hectares of revegetation
5100 hectares pest animal control
24.6 hectares of erosion controlled

Delivery Partners

Parks Victoria
Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation
South Gippsland Landcare Network
Yarram Yarram Landcare Network
DEDJTR

About the Project

Dream Island, off the coast of McLoughlins Beach in South Gippsland, is a dream for local nesting shorebirds and migratory waders. However, the island is close to the mainland and, at low tide, foxes have swum across and wreaked havoc amongst nests.

“It’s been great working with Parks Victoria to do the baiting. We use fat bikes to ride the length of the Island, checking the GPS coordinates and removing old baits and placing new ones,” explained Corey.

Corey from GLaWAC lays the bait at the first station on Dream Island

Corey from GLaWAC lays the bait at the first station on Dream Island

Parks Victoria and GLaWAC rangers after they finish a baiting trip on Dream Island

Parks Victoria and GLaWAC rangers after they finish a baiting trip on Dream Island

More information

Visit the Corner Inlet Connections Project page on the WGCMA website

Read more about this project in the Victorian CMAs Actions and Achievements Report 2016/2017 (PDF)

Contact West Gippsland CMA

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