Motorists in the City of Logan will be reminded to watch out for wildlife on the roads when they get behind the wheel, thanks to a Logan City Council initiative.
Portable Wildlife Advisory Signs are being installed around Logan in a bid to reduce the number of vehicle collisions with wildlife.
The portable advisory signs will appear at select wildlife movement hot spots throughout Logan, targeting driver awareness of koalas, kangaroos, and wallabies in the area.
Wildlife move throughout Logan on a daily, seasonal, and lifetime basis to undertake a range of activities essential to their survival. This movement increases their risk of vehicle collisions.
The initiative is co-funded by Council’s Environment Levy and the Local Infrastructure Program for Divisions 4, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11.
Environment Chair, Councillor Jon Raven said the portable signs would be a helpful reminder for motorists to keep an eye out for wildlife on the road.
“We know that our community expects Council to do everything we can to protect native wildlife and motorists when they are on the road,” Cr Raven said.
“These signs will raise awareness and help keep our roads and wildlife safe, but they only work if drivers slow down when they see the signs.”
This initiative complements the range of existing wildlife movement solutions already implemented by Council, including the koala awareness campaigns, wildlife safety fencing and underpasses, and existing road safety signs.
There will be 14 signs installed, with the first four already in action on Springwood Road, Springwood and Crest Road, Park Ridge and Greenbank.