Kangaroos and Wallabies on Bribie Island Roads

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Bribie Island residents regularly contact Council with concerns about wildlife on local roads. Sadly, many of these requests are for the removal of deceased animals, with more than two thirds relating to kangaroos and wallabies.

To help reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions on Bribie Island, Council is planning to install wildlife movement infrastructure on several key roads as part of our Green Infrastructure Network Delivery Program.

Council's review - what we know

As a starting point for this project, we undertook a review of our community request data to identify the key Bribie Island roads where collisions with wildlife are reported.

Between 2010 - 2020, Council received around 200 community requests to remove deceased animals located on or adjacent to Bribie Island roads. Of these requests, 172 related to kangaroos and wallabies. View the customer request data relating to kangaroos and wallabies on Bribie Island here.

Phase 1 community consultation - what we heard from you

To further our understanding, we asked the community to share their ‘on-ground’ knowledge with us and help identify key locations where they encounter kangaroos and wallabies on Bribie Island roads.

Around 80 people shared their local knowledge with us through an online interactive map, at one of our pop-up information sessions, by email or through social media.

Kangaroo and wallaby sightings and collisions were most frequently reported on the following Bribie Island roads:

RoadsNumber of encounters reported
Sunderland Drive and surrounds
40
First Avenue
25
Freshwater Drive and surrounds
24
White Patch Esplanade19
Goodwin Drive
17
Endeavour Drive
13
Avon Avenue
9
Rivercherry Avenue
9
Cotterill Avenue and Protea Drive
8

Another 40 Bribie Island roads received five or less submissions for wildlife sightings.

During the consultation, several community members requested traffic calming solutions to be installed on some roads. Council's infrastructure planning team will continue to look at all opportunities while green infrastructure is delivered.

Proposed infrastructure solutions

We have identified the following roads as a priority for the installation of fauna movement infrastructure. This assessment is based on the information gathered during the first phase of community consultation and our customer request data.

  • White Patch Esplanade
  • Freshwater Drive and surrounds (including Rivercherry Avenue)
  • Avon Avenue
  • Sunderland Drive and surrounds
  • Cotterill Avenue and Protea Drive
  • Goodwin Drive
  • First Avenue (Bongaree and Woorim)

Proposed green infrastructure solutions have now been developed for each of these roads. These are draft, concept level designs and not approved for construction. Click here to view the concept plans. The solutions being considered include:

  • Fauna rope bridges
  • LED speed signs
  • Fauna escape ramps
  • Road stencils
  • Fauna refuge poles
  • Fauna exclusion fencing

Thanks for your feedback

Consultation on the proposed solutions has now concluded.

Council is currently assessing all feedback and will soon share the final project report including consultation results, final solutions, next steps and indicative project timeline.



Bribie Island residents regularly contact Council with concerns about wildlife on local roads. Sadly, many of these requests are for the removal of deceased animals, with more than two thirds relating to kangaroos and wallabies.

To help reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions on Bribie Island, Council is planning to install wildlife movement infrastructure on several key roads as part of our Green Infrastructure Network Delivery Program.

Council's review - what we know

As a starting point for this project, we undertook a review of our community request data to identify the key Bribie Island roads where collisions with wildlife are reported.

Between 2010 - 2020, Council received around 200 community requests to remove deceased animals located on or adjacent to Bribie Island roads. Of these requests, 172 related to kangaroos and wallabies. View the customer request data relating to kangaroos and wallabies on Bribie Island here.

Phase 1 community consultation - what we heard from you

To further our understanding, we asked the community to share their ‘on-ground’ knowledge with us and help identify key locations where they encounter kangaroos and wallabies on Bribie Island roads.

Around 80 people shared their local knowledge with us through an online interactive map, at one of our pop-up information sessions, by email or through social media.

Kangaroo and wallaby sightings and collisions were most frequently reported on the following Bribie Island roads:

RoadsNumber of encounters reported
Sunderland Drive and surrounds
40
First Avenue
25
Freshwater Drive and surrounds
24
White Patch Esplanade19
Goodwin Drive
17
Endeavour Drive
13
Avon Avenue
9
Rivercherry Avenue
9
Cotterill Avenue and Protea Drive
8

Another 40 Bribie Island roads received five or less submissions for wildlife sightings.

During the consultation, several community members requested traffic calming solutions to be installed on some roads. Council's infrastructure planning team will continue to look at all opportunities while green infrastructure is delivered.

Proposed infrastructure solutions

We have identified the following roads as a priority for the installation of fauna movement infrastructure. This assessment is based on the information gathered during the first phase of community consultation and our customer request data.

  • White Patch Esplanade
  • Freshwater Drive and surrounds (including Rivercherry Avenue)
  • Avon Avenue
  • Sunderland Drive and surrounds
  • Cotterill Avenue and Protea Drive
  • Goodwin Drive
  • First Avenue (Bongaree and Woorim)

Proposed green infrastructure solutions have now been developed for each of these roads. These are draft, concept level designs and not approved for construction. Click here to view the concept plans. The solutions being considered include:

  • Fauna rope bridges
  • LED speed signs
  • Fauna escape ramps
  • Road stencils
  • Fauna refuge poles
  • Fauna exclusion fencing

Thanks for your feedback

Consultation on the proposed solutions has now concluded.

Council is currently assessing all feedback and will soon share the final project report including consultation results, final solutions, next steps and indicative project timeline.



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