A survey of threatened species in the City of Logan aims to highlight some on-screen stars of the animal world.

The study, run by Logan City Council, will examine brush-tailed rock wallaby numbers at Lyons, to the south-west of the city.

Council will install cameras around the steep terrain in a bid to capture footage and images of the animal, listed as vulnerable by the Queensland and Australian governments.

The results of the study, which will take place over several weeks, will allow Council to better understand the biodiversity of the area.

Species numbers will be recorded on Council maps and national databases.

Environment Chair, Councillor Jon Raven, predicts some interesting results from the work.

“There aren’t many of these cute animals in the wild, so this study is important,” he said.


“It will allow us to better understand the animals which call our part of the world home and make better-informed planning decisions.”

Division 11 Councillor Natalie Willcocks said she hoped to see positive outcomes from the survey.

“It would be amazing if we got some more pictures and footage of the brush-tailed rock wallaby in my division,” Cr Willcocks said.

“It would be great to watch them move around their natural habitat.”

Brush-tailed rock wallabies shelter in rocky outcrops and forage in grassland.

The new survey follows a study which uncovered conclusive evidence of the rare spotted-tail quoll in the City of Logan.

Scientists confirmed the find at Undullah after studying quoll faeces found during the decade-long study.

The faeces contained hair which was matched to the marsupial.

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