Wildlife protection made easy
An informative online map can help drivers be more aware of wildlife “hot spots” along some of Logan’s busiest roads.
Council hopes increasing awareness will help reduce the number of collisions between vehicles and native fauna.
The map identifies 21 locations that are considered high risk of animals including kangaroos, wallabies and koalas crossing roadways.
The locations range from Springwood, Cornubia and Carbrook in the east to Greenbank, New Beith and Mundoolun in the west and south of the city.
The hot spots were identified using data on fauna injuries and road-kill statistics.
Other factors taken into consideration included:
- road attributes and speed limits
- connections to biodiversity corridors
- proximity to wildlife habitat
- species distribution records.
Input was also sought from agencies including the RSPCA, the Department of Main Roads and Transport, and environmental database, WildNet.
The data was analysed in conjunction with University of Queensland to produce a new citywide priority species Wildlife Vehicle Collision Hot Spots map, which replaces a 2018 version.
To complement the map, Council will also trial new portable, vehicle activated signs that warn when you are approaching a wildlife hot spot.
The signs will add to existing wildlife virtual fences at Park Ridge Road and Rosia Road in Park Ridge, and Henderson Road and Cusack Lane in Glenn Logan.
If you hit an animal, or see one injured:
- Phone RSPCA Ambulance on 1300 ANIMAL
- Report the sighting via a form available on Council’s website or call 3412 3412.