Illawarra Newsroom

Patrols to be increased at Bass Point on October long weekend


Shellharbour City Council and the Department of Primary Industries will be keeping an even closer eye on the Bass Point Reserve this October long weekend.

Surveillance patrols will be increased to ensure visitors play by the rules and respect the reserve.

They will be targetting off-road driving, parking violations and camping.

Shellharbour Mayor Marianne Saliba said new regulatory signs installed at Bass Point earlier this year were helping encourage drivers to be more careful about where they parked.

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

“There are also signs that clearly state the opening and closing times for the reserve, as well as information about prohibited activities.

“We want to ensure this beautiful area is protected, respected and enjoyed by all users and these proactive measures go a long way towards that,” she said.

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