Watch out for koalas and other wildlife this spring


NOTE: This article is older than 12 months

Be alert for koalas and other wildlife on local roads with the onset of warmer weather.

That’s the message from Council ahead of spring when animals and birds are more active.

“Spring is an important time of year for our local wildlife,” Principal Environment Officer Peter Milne said.

“We can all help keep koalas and other animals safe, particularly at night, by driving a little slower and being a little more vigilant on the roads.

“Koalas crossing roads are a particular concern,” he said.

“This happens more often in forested areas throughout the shire, but can happen anywhere. Motorists are urged to be extra careful when driving through forest areas, particularly between dusk and dawn when they’re most active.”

Sadly, a koala and baby koala were recently killed crossing a road at Noosa Heads, Mr Milne said.

Birds were also very active in spring, with some species displaying aggressive behaviour.

“Magpies, butcherbirds and even noisy miners become quite territorial during spring,” he said.

Residents are encouraged to avoid known magpie nesting areas as much as possible, and to wear hats and sunglasses.

“It’s not only sun-smart, but bird-smart as well,” he said.

Anyone who finds sick, injured or orphaned wildlife should contact the RSPCA hotline on 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625).

Animals Wildlife or Pets Conservation Environment Noosa Council Surveys & Your Say

Noosa Council : View Full Profile
9 Pelican Street, Tewantin
07 5329 6500
Noosa Council
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Orealla Bridge delivers a jobs boost for Noosa 08 February 2021 | The new Orealla Crescent Bridge is a major feat of engineering that used a Lego-style construction to create the 24-metre span. More information...
Noosa Parade overhaul gets the green light 18 January 2021 | Plans to upgrade Noosa Parade between the Munna Point Bridge and the Garth Prowd Bridge have been given the go ahead, with the State Government's Cycle Network Local Government Grants program chipping in $2.23... More information...
Council to consider Barrister’s advice on Kin Kin Quarry impacts 17 December 2020 | Noosa Council has received legal advice from a preeminent Brisbane based Barrister, detailing its legal options over community impacts associated with the Kin Kin Quarry. More information...
Bypass stage 1 proposed design addresses Tewantin congestion 18 December 2020 | The Queensland Government and Noosa Council have released the proposed design of the first stage of the Tewantin Bypass. More information...
More Go Noosa transport options these holidays 08 December 2020 | Discounted ferry passes and dedicated 'Drop and Go' zones are the latest addition to Council's expanded Go Noosa program this festive season. More information...
Mayor's Christmas Appeal helps locals in need 18 December 2020 | Noosa residents have donated money, gift cards and gifts to the tune of around $10,000 in support of Noosa's first Mayor's Christmas Appeal. More information...
Two tools to help in future natural disasters 30 November 2020 | Noosa residents and businesses can now better prepare for a natural disaster, with the release of the shire’s first Emergency Action Guide. More information...
Mayor's Christmas Appeal to help families in need 24 November 2020 | Noosa Council is calling on residents to offer those in need a helping hand this festive season, with the launch of the inaugural Mayor's Christmas Appeal today. More information...
Improved mobile Outreach Library Service proposed 25 November 2020 | A more versatile vehicle and improved outreach services are part of the proposed plans to adapt Noosa’s Mobile Library Service. More information...
Interactive space shapes young minds on waste 13 November 2020 | Waste education just got a lot more interesting with the official opening of Noosa Council’s ‘The Ed Shed’ today, an interactive waste and recycling education hub. More information...

comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service