Roads and traffic are hot issues and in Victoria, even influencing recent election outcomes. New roads are constantly being built and existing roads widened to reduce congestion and increase transport efficiency. But what is the cost of these ‘improvements’ to the nature around us and the quality of the environment we call home? In this presentation, local urban and road ecologist Dr Rodney van der Ree will share with you his expertise in this field drawing on local and international research and practise to outline the numerous impacts of roads and traffic on biodiversity and delve deeply into the many novel solutions that can help nature thrive alongside an efficient and safe transportation system. The topic is very relevant as roadkill is a significant problem on many roads in Melbourne and many of the proposed roads, such as the North East Link, have the potential to cause serious ecological damage.
Venue: River View Room - The Grand Hotel
Time: 7.20pm for a 7.30pm start
Bookings: No bookings required
Further Information: In the event of extreme weather, including a Total Fire Ban or Code Red Fire Danger Day, the seminars and field trips will not go ahead.
This seminar is a part of the 2018 Environmental Seminars presented by Manningham Council.