23 November, 2021
Green light to install wildlife crossing
MORETON Bay Regional Council (MBRC) is continuing its commitment to wildlife conservation, voting to install a wildlife safety crossing along O’Brien Road in Burpengary.
Mayor Peter Flannery said the $362,000 project will deliver 275 metres of wildlife fencing and 28 metres of fauna rope bridge crossing to help keep native wildlife and motorists safe.
“As our region grows, we must increase our investment in conservation measures to protect local wildlife - not just for koalas but also for our other rare fauna species for decades to come,” he said.
“Residents can expect to see improvements like the installation of pedestrian and vehicle gates, wildlife fencing, fauna rope bridge crossing, road pavement stencils and more.”
Councillor Tony Latter said protecting local wildlife and their habitat is a priority for Council.
“We hear loud and clear from locals that they want to see greater environmental protection in the face of anticipated growth and development,” he said.
The project will start in January 2022 and take 10 weeks to complete, weather depending.
To register with Council tenders, visit https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/Services/Business-Investment/Working-with-Council/Tenders.
To find out more about the Green Infrastructure project, visit https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/Services/Roads/Green-Infrastructure-Network-Delivery-Program.