Mitchell Freeway animal overpass would have been sign of a valued environment

Mitchell Freeway animal overpass would have been sign of a valued environment

FAUNA underpasses; many people would have heard of them.

Under Ocean Reef Road, they carry the wetlands’ long-necked tortoises, protecting them from traffic above.

Under-roads associated with the extension of the Mitchell Freeway will carry other animals from Neerabup National Park.

But animal overpasses; not too many would be familiar with them.

They were looked into for the extended freeway but the cost was found to be too prohibitive and the distance considered too long across for underpasses.

The Quinns Rocks Environmental Group now fears animals in a cut-off section of the park will die off eventually.

What a sign an overpass would have been for generations to come of how valued the environment was.

Disappointing then for Facebook readers to call the group whingers when we posted the story online.

Justin Bianchini – regional editor