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Local council prosecuted

@9point = ADELAIDE — On July 24, the Kingscote district council was found guilty of contravening section 26 of the Native Vegetation Act as a result of clearing roadside vegetation on Kangaroo Island between February 28 and March 1, 1994.

@9point = The council had been taken to the court by the Kangaroo Island environmental group Eco-Action, which is calling for a full review of the district and the native vegetation councils' management plan and for the reinstatement of the Roadside Vegetation Advisory Committee. The solicitor for Eco-Action said that this may be the first successful private prosecution of a local council for breaches of the Native Vegetation Act.