Starling Problem at Goldsworthy Park

Published on 22 March 2024

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Council officers will re-commence a control program aimed at preventing the large number of starlings from roosting within the Goldsworthy Park area. The program aims to protect assets such as the BBQ and seating areas, as well as the children’s playground from excessive bird excrement.

“The starlings have been making a mess in Goldsworthy Park again and it’s important that we do something as a follow up from previous programs to reduce the public health risk,” said Director Infrastructure Services, Ram Upadhyaya.

From Monday 08 April 2024, business owners, residents, and householders may experience 3-4 loud bursts of fire from gas guns strategically placed around the Goldsworthy Park Reserve and surrounding areas. These shots fired from the gas guns will usually occur in the morning between the hours of 7:00 – 8:00am and in the late afternoon between 7:00 - 8:00pm.

It is recommended that if residents/householders have any animals that may be affected by the noise level of these gas guns, that they be securely confined to the property during these periods of time.

This activity is an integral part of Councils program to remove starlings from this area, and Council apologises for any inconvenience it may cause in the short term.

For more information, please contact a Local Laws Officer on 03 5391 4444 or via email to

Monica Revell
Acting Chief Executive Officer