Draft Ibis Plan of Management

Have your say on the Draft Ibis Plan of Management 2021 

Ibis standing on rock by waterMay 2021 update:

The survey is now closed, and submissions are now being reviewed. Thank you to all who provided feedback.

April 2021 consultation:

Cumberland City Council is giving notification of the exhibition of its Draft Ibis Plan of Management 2021.

Over the past few years, the population of Australian White Ibis birds in Cumberland City has gradually increased. This shift in habitat range has been largely due to drought, bushfires and changes to land use.

The Australian White Ibis (AWI) has proven to be highly adaptable and resilient, feeding on human food sources from bins/food scraps and nesting in trees and waterbodies across the city. As more Ibis migrate to urban areas and their population numbers continue to grow, it is important that Cumberland City Council develop site specific management strategies to mitigate the impact AWI on local communities.

The Draft Ibis Plan of Management 2021 discusses the nature of Australian White Ibis, issues and problems associated with an increasing population of ibis birds whilst providing a management plan to balance the needs of our community across three action areas:

  • Action 1: Groundworks
  • Action 2: Education
  • Action 3: Monitoring

We encourage you to download a copy of the Ibis Draft Plan of Management 2021 for review from our document library.

During this community consultation period, residents are encouraged to submit their comments on the draft Plan of Management. Submissions are due by Friday 21 May 2021.


To Make A Submission on the Proposal:

Submissions concerning the above proposal are to be made by Friday 21 May 2021.

There are three ways you can lodge a submission:

  1. Complete an online submission below.
  2. Email it to Council@cumberland.nsw.gov.au
  3. Post it to The General Manager, Cumberland City Council, PO Box 42, Merrylands NSW 2160.


If you have any questions about this project, please contact:

Natalie Gray
Environment and Precincts Administration Officer
P: (02) 8757 9000 
E: council@cumberland.nsw.gov.au 

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