GRANT District Council has called for kangaroo commercial harvesting to be given the green light to underpin a new industry and curb the population of the native animal.
This follows anecdotal evidence of a significant number of kangaroos on agricultural land, in plantations and native forest areas in the region.
Council will formally request the state’s environment department to review its kangaroo population data or begin a new audit of landholders.
The new push comes amid fresh interest from the private sector about establishing a commercial kangaroo harvesting industry.
It is understood a business person is “very interested” in developing a harvesting operation.