Tuesday, 14 December 2021


Additional regulatory patrols by Shellharbour City Council and Department of Primary Industries NSW Fisheries officers and an increased police presence are planned for the city’s reserves, foreshore and marina precinct during the summer holidays.

Surveillance patrols by Shellharbour City Council officers will be increased to ensure visitors comply with parking regulations.

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.

Visitors to Bass Point Reserve are reminded that off-road four-wheel-driving is prohibited in all parts of the reserve. Any driving and parking must be confined to designated roads and carparks within the reserve.

Shellharbour City Council CEO Carey McIntyre said that new regulatory signs were helping encourage drivers to be more careful about where they park.

“These signs were designed to protect the environment by preventing cars from parking in natural areas and damaging vegetation,” Mr McIntyre said.

“The signs clearly state the opening and closing times for the reserves, as well as information about prohibited activities.

“We want to ensure that our natural areas remain protected, respected and enjoyed by all users and these proactive measures go a long way towards that,” he said.

For issues relating to illegal camping, parking, litter 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:

For issues relating to anti-social and criminal behaviour, contact Lake Illawarra Local District on 4232 5599 or 131 444.

Media queries: Kelli Wells 0448 361 008.

Last updated : Thu 23 Dec 2021