Regulatory patrols around Shellharbour City’s outdoor spaces
Additional regulatory patrols by Shellharbour City Council, NSW Fisheries and Maritime Officers and an increased police presence are planned for the city’s reserves, beaches, Lake Illawarra and the Shell Cove marina precinct over the Easter long weekend.
Surveillance patrols by Shellharbour City Council officers will also be increased at Bass Point Reserve to ensure visitors comply with parking requirements.
Visitors to Bass Point Reserve are to obey all signs and reminded that off-road four-wheel-driving, dogs and fires are prohibited in all parts of the reserve.
Any driving must be confined to designated roads and parking must be in designated parking areas only within the reserve. Illegal parking may result in fines.
Council staff and security providers will inspect Bass Point Reserve and Reddall Reserve to deter illegal camping. Camping issues may also be referred to police for assistance.
Council has also arranged for additional afternoon cleaning, restocking of amenities and the emptying of bins.
Shellharbour beaches will continue to be patrolled throughout the public holiday with lifeguards stationed at three locations at Warilla, two locations at North Shellharbour and one location at South Shellharbour.
Shellharbour City pools will also be patrolled and Shellharbour Airport, The Links, The Tavern and Dunmore Depot will be open as normal.
Shellharbour City Council Mayor Chris Homer said he wanted everyone to enjoy a safe and happy Easter break.
“Our beaches, parks and reserves are very popular over the long weekend. I encourage people to double check regulatory signage related to parking and camping.
“Please take your rubbish with you and follow the advice of Council rangers, lifeguards and police,” he said.
“Likewise, be sensible when fishing and using recreational watercraft. Remain aware of changing conditions,” he said.
• For issues relating to illegal camping, parking, litter, toilets and facilities etc., contact Shellharbour City Council on 4221 6111.
• For issues regarding bag limits and over-fishing, contact the Department of Primary Industries Fisheries Compliance team on 1800 043 536 (Fishers Watch). For online reporting of illegal fishing visit: https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/compliance/report-illegal-activity
• For issues relating to anti-social and criminal behaviour, trail bikes, hooning and illegal fireworks, contact Lake Illawarra Local District on 4232 5599 or 131 444.
Media queries: Kelli Wells 0448 361 008.