Infrastructure Welcomed By Local Wildlife

An important area on Eatons Crossing Road that is home to numerous native wildlife, including koalas, gliders and wallabies will soon be protected thanks to the installation of fauna protection.

In response to concerns raised by the community and koala advocacy groups, Moreton Bay Regional Council (MBRC) have now provided a detailed engineering design for the installation of fauna infrastructure at Edward D Allison Park, that has now been approved by Transport and Main Roads. The tender process can now commence, and construction will hopefully be completed by the end of the year. 

The image shown on this page details the concept plan which includes fencing extents, fauna infrastructure under the bridge and culvert, as well as the significant revegetation that has been completed recently. Around 100 well established koala food and habitat trees native to the local ecosystem have also been planted. MBRC would like to extend a special thanks to Lauren from Moreton Bay Koala Rescue who also kindly donated some trees for the project. 

Counsellor Cath Tonks was delighted to announce this  development last month.

‘I am a strong advocate for fauna and environmental protection and I am so pleased Council were able to provide funding, said Cr Tonks.

‘Thanks to Terri and Lauren from Moreton Bay Koala Rescue, who have been involved with the project and it was great to be out on site recently to help get the trees in the ground and see the project really start to take shape.’

This area is a direct connection to the environmental land that Council recently purchased through the Environmental Land Buy Back Scheme. MBRC will also continue to develop a tree planting and koala restoration project with Council’s Green Infrastructure Team on the block directly adjacent to Edward D Allison Park.

Map of proposed infrastructure

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