City is underway with cull on Corellas

The cull on Corellas has begun after the City obtained a permit from the Department of Environment and Conservation to get rid of up to 400 of the birds.

With a recent increase of Corella activity causing widespread destruction of public buildings and flora, the City have taken measures to decrease the impact in local areas.

This is a last resort for the City after gas sound cannons failed to stop the birds.

The licence obtained by the City allows for up to 400 Corellas to be culled in Alexander Park, Utakarra Park, Wonthella Park, Wonthella Sports Complex, Greenough Oval and Walkaway Town Site.

Mayor Ian Carpenter said in a statement last month that the cull was important to stop large-scale damage in local areas.

“No one takes enjoyment from the culling activities, but it is necessary if we are to stop the extensive damage that the Corellas are causing,” he said.

“Our objective is not to reduce the number of Corellas but to move them on and prevent the damage they cause in our City.”