Kangaroos on the move

Please be aware of an increased wildlife presence near our roads

Council has received a number of callouts recently for injured or deceased kangaroos on regional roads. The increased presence of kangaroos on our roads obviously presents a heightened risk for both motorists and the kangaroos.

Spring and summer is breeding season for our residential Western Grey Kangaroos, and as their water sources dry up with the warmer weather, they are naturally on the move. As agricultural and natural landscapes dry out at this time of year, they also become harder to see on roadsides.

Please be diligent and aware when driving, on both rural roads and roads within townships, that kangaroos and other wildlife may be present.

Remember to plan ahead, give yourself ample time to reach your destination and slow down when travelling at dusk, dawn and night, when wildlife is most active.