Keeping our native wildlife safe in spring

27 Oct 2023
Resilient Environment Warrandyte South Wonga Park

To help protect our suburban native fauna, we have installed eight new canopy bridges as part of upgrade works along Jumping Creek Road, Wonga Park and Brysons Road, Warrandyte South. They will provide safer arboreal pathways for our native wildlife as they move around local habitats.

Here are some ways you can help local wildlife this spring:

  • slow down on our suburban streets
  • be vigilant and take note of wildlife signage, particularly during dawn and dusk when they may be more active
  • put water out to support wildlife in your area on hot days.

Manningham Mayor, Cr Deirdre Diamante, said that many local native animals were more active around roads during the breeding season, increasing risk of injury. 

“These canopy bridges encourage our native fauna to make safer road crossings, by connecting suitable habitat on both sides of roads,” she said.

“On the first night, wildlife cameras captured a Brushtailed Phascogale using one of the new canopy bridges. This was a great outcome, demonstrating that they will provide successful pathways and protect our native fauna, now and into the future,” Cr Diamante said.

Read more about our commitment to preserving and strengthening local biodiversity and bushland in our Climate Emergency Response Plan.