In a statement to the NVI on Wednesday, NSW Department of Primary Industries’ (DPI) said it “has not yet received any correspondence” in relation to Waterways Wildlife Park.
The park submitted paperwork to the DPI on Tuesday to support an application for a public exhibition license so it can open to the public again.
“Any application received in relation to Waterways Wildlife Park will only be considered if there is clear evidence that the business has fully addressed the issues that led to the revocation of the licence,” a DPI spokesperson said.
The park was closed by the DPI in April 2017 and in May 2017, a DPI spokesperson told the NVI that it would not renew the park’s licence and permit allowing them to keep or display animals for public exhibition due to its “failure to comply with the terms and conditions of their licence and permit under the Exhibited Animals Protection Act 1986”.
Before her death in 2017, Nancy Small said the team would try to re-open the park and the crusade has since been taken up by her family.
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