Making native animals safer

Making native animals safer

Shire president Helen Dullard said the program was an environmental initiative designed to increase the community’s awareness of wildlife on local roads.

As part of the program, road signs displaying a green spot and the Wildcare Helpline number are displayed in 10 locations throughout the shire from September to February each year.

‘Animals are most active during spring and summer, as they breed then spend a lot of time and searching for water as the weather gets hotter,’ Cr Dullard said.

‘The signs are aimed at making motorists more aware of wildlife hot spots and, hopefully, encourage them to slow down.’

Last year, the sign locations were selected with help from the public, who filled in an online survey showing where there was high animal activity.

Cr Dullard said the shire was again calling for people to help determine the location of the signs.

The survey closes August 27 and is available at, or from shire libraries and the shire administration centre. For more information, call 9290 6675.