Coastal wattle concerns

FRUSTRATED: Penola resident Dean Galpin is frustrated with the rapid spread of coastal wattle in the district.

CONCERNED Penola resident Dean Galpin is disheartened with the lack of attention to stopping the spread of coastal wattle in the district after continued efforts to have the issue addressed.

“I am highly disturbed at the dangerous fire hazard the coastal wattles attract as they are a quick growing scrub,” Mr Galpin said.

Mr Galpin said the spread of the wattle had progressed over the past 15 to 20 years, moving inland along the district’s roads.

In addition to the bushfire concerns, Mr Galpin said wildlife in the area was

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