Plan to protect Coast wildlife

May 9, 2023 9:57 am in by

A new plan has been released to protect macropods on the Sunshine Coast.

The Sunshine Coast Council draft plan aims to protect kangaroos, wallabies and pademelons, collectively known as macropods.

It provides a better understanding of the key movement pathways of macropods across the coast.

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There are guidelines for development, habitat protection and recommendations for infrastructure that could prevent wildlife collisions.

Sunshine Coast Environment and Liveability Portfolio Councillor, Maria Suarez, said Council aimed to protect macropods and address the challenges our region faced in protecting them.

“It’s pretty special to be able to watch an eastern grey kangaroo lounging around the local golf course or a pademelon hop through a Sunshine Coast reserve,” Cr Suarez said.

The community can provide feedback on the draft plan by visiting Council’s Have Your Say website at before June 5, 2023.